Milestones

Let’s pause the remodel for a brief, personal observation.

Today is a day packed with milestones.

Orientation day for high school. Jadin starts 9th grade in two weeks. She already has new friends — meeting classmates after she decided to try out for Girl’s Volleyball and made the freshman B team (shouldn’t that be “freshgirl” or “freshperson” or “fresh-human?” She has her classes — pre-AP. She has a school locker. This is the baby we brought home from hospital who is becoming an adult. Mom and Dad have tears in our eyes.

Emerald Hill passed the electrical rough-in inspection. It’s the first BIG inspection. Ron from Ranserve, Steve Gephart and his team from Capstone got it right, sweating the wire runs through days as hot as 105 degrees Fahrenheit, with the attic even hotter. Up to this point we have been saving this house from itself. Today, something changed. Demo is done, except for the staircase. What we do from this point forward is all about what we make of Emerald Hill, what it will become.

Some days, the universe just does everything right. Namaste.

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Electrical inspection — passed!

From the City of Austin permit records ...
From the City of Austin permit records …

City of Austin Inspector Daniel Barrera walked Emerald Hill today with Ron. The house passed the electrical rough-in inspection.

Now we can turn the corner on building the house forward.

Thank you to Steve Gephart and the entire team from Capstone Electric.

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High school? High school!

Life goes on beyond the remodel …

Dad shot this photo with his low-res Android phone. With her back to the blue door, Jadin is speaking with friends she has already made. This is about as close as Jadin permitted Mom and Dad.
Dad shot this photo with his low-res Android phone. With her back to the blue door, Jadin is speaking with friends she has already made. This is about as close as Jadin permitted Mom and Dad.

It’s orientation day for Jadin and her parents at Anderson High School. Jacquela and Steven are amazed.

And she has a locker -- the number is the year we moved to Texas. Go figure.
And she has a locker — the number is the year we moved to Texas. Go figure.
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