Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States



Mr. E used to wear a woven anklet that has now taken up residence in his cubby in our headboard. Oddly enough, however, this anklet somehow travels to other parts of the house - the living room floor, the staircase landing, the kitchen rug. Hmm... Wonder how that happens... Now we've got pictorial proof (so no more trying to blame Miss Calypso for the friskiness of the anklet, Mr. E!):


"What? I'm just sitting here.
No, really... it was already here when I arrived..."


More Balcony Progress - Interior & Exterior

Our new bamboo floor awaiting installation...

Insulation in the walls

Insulation in the ceiling

Drywall & texturing complete

"Mud coat" of stucco from front

"Mud coat" of stucco from side (and lovely scaffolding, too)


Balcony Remodel - Week #???

We had some "down" time with our project while waiting for the window to arrive (must have been quite a journey!). But we finally got the new window installed along with the rough electrical, so the next step on the exterior is the multi-phase stucco process. Below are photos of Phase 1 (paper & wire prior to Inspection milestone).

The scaffolding will stay in place until the final stucco layer is applied (3-4 weeks, depending on the weather and its effects on the curing of the stucco). So it's on-street parking for Odo for several weeks, but the scoot can still live in the garage, as I discovered I can ease it out under the structure and the tape. Yay!

Note to self - parking Odo directly under a tree may be a better location to avoid sideswipes near the intersection but it's also apparently an ideal location to attract bird droppings... yuck!