Pocket doors and wall stops

How close are we to finishing Emerald Hill?

Pay close attention to the little signs of progress that are beginning to steamroll forward.

Shane and Peter are installing wall stops to protect the walls from swinging doors, above.

Shane and Peter also hung the painted pocket doors Saturday -- above, halfway open, the pocket doors to the master suite and master closet.
Shane and Peter also hung the painted pocket doors Saturday — above, halfway open, the pocket doors to the master suite and master closet.
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Garage in winter late-afternoon light

Distracted by all the bright shiny distractions to discover after a week of work on the house while he was traveling, Steven forgot to photograph the exterior of the garage yesterday.

Here it is, with the siding corrected — and the attic ventilation installed under the eaves — which means Ron solved the question of how precisely the City of Austin wants us to ventilate the underside of the roof.

Now the painters get to prep the exterior box, prime it, paint it.

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Catching up, planning forward

In this special Sunday edition of the remodel that is almost done, Jacquela and Steven discovered that the dishwasher is installed. We missed it, distracted by all the other bright shiny distractions.

For the first time, we are able to confirm that we will in fact be able to stand at the sink, alongside the dishwasher, pull open the drawer for plates or cutlery opposite the dishwasher, then easily unload the dishwasher straight to the drawers, just a short reach away — almost like we planned it.

The other big activity for this visit … Jacquela and Steven measured the interior of each drawer in the kitchen and all the bathrooms. As a result, we believe we need 230 linear feet of shelf liner to protect the drawer bottoms.

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