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“Goodness,” says Jadin

Steven turned over Emerald Hill to Ron Dahlke from Ranserve while traveling all week to Vegas for ShowStoppers @ CES. Jadin and Jacquela visited the house today. Jacquela said “wow.” She and Steven plan an early visit Saturday to catch Steven up on a whole week of progress without Steven sticking his foot and hand into everything. Can’t wait.

In the interim, Jadin took these photos.

Dad to Jadin via text: “What do you think?”

Jadin via text: “Goodness.”

It looks like the exhaust hood is installed over the cooktop. Is the cooktop installed under the protective styrofoam? And look at that killer red backsplash.
It looks like the exhaust hood is installed over the cooktop. Is the cooktop installed under the protective styrofoam? And look at that killer red backsplash.
That's the oven to the left and the microwave in the middle. Where's the storage drawer that is supposed to go under the microwave?
That’s the oven to the left and the microwave in the middle. Where’s the storage drawer that is supposed to go under the microwave?
The balusters and handrailing are installed! This is the plan that Steven imagined and architect Brett drew before we started demo -- made real!
The balusters and handrailing are installed! This is the plan that Steven imagined and architect Brett drew before we started demo — made real!
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Jadin and Freddy

Jadin meets Freddy at the front door.
Jadin meets Freddy at the front door.

With all the demo, Freddy the owl elected to move from his owl house to the front door, where it is quieter.

But … Ron Dahlke from Ranserve thinks Freddy is an owlet too young to fly, who damaged a wing leaping from the owl house. Ron plans to call Animal Control, because owls are protected.

Close up of Freddy, eyes opening.
Close up of Freddy, eyes opening.
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Tubular magic

Going back in time … We visited the Houston Museum of Fine Arts back in June 2014. Jacquela wanted to see the Soto exhibit. What a surprise! To walk into art. To be inside the art. Magic. Jadin and Jacquela immersed and disappeared, emerged, floating visible and invisible and ghostly,

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Jesús Rafael Soto’s signature Penetrables series is one of the great marvels of contemporary art. The Houston Penetrable—the Venezuelan artist’s final, and most ambitious work—is the only one Soto (1923–2005) designed as permanent or semipermanent, and one of the few he created as an indoor piece.
A vast, floating sea of plastic strands suspended from the ceiling, the Houston Penetrable is completed only by the viewer’s participation. Intended to be touched, handled, and waded through, the strands compose a floating yellow orb on a transparent background. The 24,000 PVC (polyvinyl chloride) tubes, individually hand-painted and tied, hang two stories high from the ceiling to the floor in the Museum’s Cullinan Hall.
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