Today we reached a long sought after milestone and sent in the first half of our Contents List. This list contains over half of the items lost in the fire and represents hours of time. It really only begins the process of claiming our policy … Continue reading The first Contents List shuttle is Away
We’re off to a slow start, but building has begun on Pink House v2. The pic below shows what will one day be the staircase that doubles as a stem wall to provide vertical support through the entire house. Progress has been painfully slow since … Continue reading Something has Begun (aka You Can’t Rush a Miracle)
Yesterday I received our permit to rebuild the pink house. Amidst an endless series of hurdles over the past year since the house burned, this is a big one. It means not only are we legally allowed to start building, but the experts at the … Continue reading Ready to Roll! – Building Permit in Hand
It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year. Last night I had a hard, dreamless sleep. A year ago last night I was waking up my wife and daughter, grabbing a couple precious items, and leaving the house for the last time. Here’s some … Continue reading One Year Anniversary of our House Burning Down
This weekend wifey and I put in some long overdue labor working on our ridiculous contents list, which is now approaching 6000 items. Looking back at our time since the fire–almost a year now–I’ve done some math and estimate we’ve spent 300+ hours on house … Continue reading If I could put time in a bottle, I’d be drinking a LOT.
Having actual architectural plans, with actual details that builders can follow, with an engineer’s embossed stamp on ’em, and pages of calculations… is a pretty good feeling. It means we reached a milestone and get to turn the page to a new chapter. After our … Continue reading Applying for a Building Permit
You may have noticed we decided to sprinkle some more excitement into life by changing the theme of the website to something a little more hopeful. But that’s not all. They’re a ways off from being ready to submit to the city, but we’ve started … Continue reading Turning the corner with a new theme for the site, and plans for a house.
Meadow uses the phrase “um, guys…” quite a bit. So it was pretty normal, yet humorous to hear her say it when she walked into her bedroom yesterday and half of it was in boxes. “In the box, of course”. We’re packing up the Yellow … Continue reading Um, Guys… Where are My Stuffed Animals?
After the fire, we moved into the Rainforest Cottage for a week. Then we lived at the Baranof Hotel for a week (don’t let the pictures on the website fool you, the place is mediocre and especially uncomfortable during the summer – there’s no AC). … Continue reading Rental Swap Good/Bad News
The pic above shows all the receipts we’ve saved so far. These essentially equate to money for us, since we’ll be sending them in to Allstate for reimbursement. This is just the stuff we’ve needed to buy in the last 9 months like clothes and … Continue reading Time is money, and so are all these damn receipts we have to collate and send in to Allstate