Wed, 6 Jan 2021


— SjG @ 4:19 pm

Possible issue today with the plans. Inspector arrives tomorrow to let us know how we can proceed. Meanwhile, the new foundation’s being dug. Oh, and in unrelated news, a violent coup is breaking out in the nation’s capital.

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Tue, 5 Jan 2021

Tear Down the Wall(s)

— SjG @ 8:17 pm

Today’s progress.

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Mon, 4 Jan 2021

Razing The Roof

— SjG @ 5:03 pm

They’re not wasting time.

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Sun, 3 Jan 2021

The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)

— SjG @ 1:26 pm

We are converting the building (originally a garage) into an ADU. I’ll be posting progress here. But to begin with, I thought it might be interesting to show the history of the structure over the past twenty years.

We bought in 2000, and before long split the garage into two sides: the “garage” side (i.e., the storage side) and the “office” side, where I had a server rack, my work desk, and was the space where I did all my projects.

The flora around the building changed over the years. The original trumpet vine dominated the garden side for a while. For five or six years, grape vines covered a lot of the building. Later, roses grew in. The Senna tree near the back corner fell over and was replaced by another, which then later got moved elsewhere in the garden.

It turns out that I take a lot of pictures of the garden, but few of the garage itself. I guess that’s not too surprising. You can click on any of the pictures below to see them enlarged.

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020

Goodbye Google

— SjG @ 11:08 am

I’ve finally removed the Google Ads and analytics from this site.

Many years ago, I thought it mattered where people went on the site and which posts were most useful. I also had the delusion that there would be enough visits that the ads might help pay for the hosting.

Ah, to be young, naïve, and full of hope. That ship ship has certainly sailed.

Anyway, there’s no point in cluttering up the blog with surveillance crap. I’m just sorry I left it there for so long.