Shall we dance?

Jacquela danced ballet as a girl. Somewhere, boxed for the move, are her toe shoes. Today, at Emerald Hill, she gets her dance floor.

Landers is almost done installing the prefinished hickory planks.

Let’s dance:

Step into the house from the side door at the kitchen, walk through the kitchen -- here is the family room, with the fireplace hearth at right and the passageways to the library and entry hall at left.
Step into the house from the side door at the kitchen, walk through the kitchen — here is the family room, with the fireplace hearth at right and the passageways to the library and entry hall at left.
Ivan leads Steven on a guided tour of the wood floors. This is the library, with Steven's office through the door at left.
Ivan leads Steven on a guided tour of the wood floors. This is the library, with Steven’s office through the door at left.
The floor in Steven's office.
The floor in Steven’s office.
From Steven's office, looking back through the library to the family room, with the entry hall and stairway through the passageway to the left.
From Steven’s office, looking back through the library to the family room, with the entry hall and stairway through the passageway to the left.
The entry hall, looking back to the library at right and family room at left.
The entry hall, looking back to the library at right and family room at left.
From the far back corner of the family room, with Ivan walking through the entry hall, the kitchen at left, and the library between.
From the far back corner of the family room, with Ivan walking through the entry hall, the kitchen at left, and the library between.
Upstairs, the loft.
Upstairs, the loft.
Looking down the upstairs hall from the loft to the master suite.
Looking down the upstairs hall from the loft to the master suite.
The master bedroom.
The master bedroom.
Looking down the hall in the master suite, from the bedroom to the bath.
Looking down the hall in the master suite, from the bedroom to the bath, with the master closet door halfway down the hall on right.
The master closet, illuminated by cellphone LEDs -- Steven at left, Ivan at right.
The master closet, illuminated by cellphone LEDs — Steven at left, Ivan at right. The ceiling lights need to be installed and powered up.
Looking back toward the master bedroom, from the master bath, with the closet now at left and the upstairs hall at right.
Looking back toward the master bedroom, from the master bath, with the closet now at left and the upstairs hall at right.
Down the upstairs hall to the loft, from the master suite.
Down the upstairs hall to the loft, from the master suite. From where Steven shot this, the bedroom is at left, bathroom at right.
Bedroom 1 at the front of the house, glued up and almost done.
Back downstairs … Bedroom 1 at the front of the house, glued up and almost done.
From bedroom 1, looking through the hallway to bedroom 2 at the back of the house.
From bedroom 1, looking through the hallway to bedroom 2 at the back of the house.
Bedroom 2 -- this will be Jadin's bedroom.
Bedroom 2 — this will be Jadin’s bedroom.
Fun shot. Steven backed up into one of Jadin's closets to shoot Manny walking past, carrying planks to cut to length.
Fun shot. Steven backed up into one of Jadin’s closets to shoot Manny walking past, carrying planks to cut to length.
The closet under the stairs.
The closet under the stairs.
What will become the electronics closet.
What will become the electronics closet.
Ivan holds a tube of the colored caulk used to close gaps between the wood planks and tile floors.
Ivan holds a tube of the colored caulk used to close gaps between the wood planks and tile floors.
The woodshop that the Army of Landers is using to cut lumber -- two sliding miter saws and one portable table saw.
The woodshop at the back door that the Army of Landers is using to cut lumber — two sliding miter saws and one portable table saw.
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Garage permit question

Ron and Kathleen from Ranserve report they have contacted the City of Austin to resolve a question about the garage construction permit.

As explained to Steven, the City approved construction of the garage as an amendment to the construction plans for the house — which is what the City advised was the correct procedure. But … when Ron spoke with the inspector two days ago about how to get the foundation for the garage inspected and approved, the inspector checked with the office — and he advised that the City needs to revise the permit, separating the garage as its own permit and construction process — which in turn will allow Ron to call for the foundation, steelwork, concrete, framing, roofing and other inspections — which he cannot do at this point because all those inspections are already done and approved for the house.

Kathleen advises she will have an update next week.

In the interim, complying in full with the plans already approved by the City, Gilsa continues to install steelwork for the foundation.

Above, long runs of rebar are prepped from front to back of garage.

A spent tube of the epoxy used to "glue" the steel rebar into the existing garage foundation.
A spent tube of the epoxy used to “glue” the steel rebar into the existing garage foundation.
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