22 May 2010

Couple More Pictures

Here are a couple of new pictures.

The fireplace stonework finished today.  The fireplace is pretty big -- it gained about 6" on each side once the stone went up.  If we had it to do over, I think we'd make it a little narrower and enlarge the cabinets on each side.  Even so, it's a really beautiful (and prominent!) focal point of the great room:

The office fan has been up for a while, but the plastic wrapping just came off, so I was finally able to get a good picture of it.

I liked this fan because it reminded me of a '50s office (not unlike the exercise room fan, which reminded me of an old-school gym).  The main light is at the bottom, but the round white part above the fan also lights up as an accent.

See below for today's other post, as well as a big (?) announcement and request for input.


  1. what was wrong with the hvac system?

  2. So what is up with your toilets? We need info. Did you buy the "double button" ones? Also, when are we getting the skinny on your Hot Water Heater with more details and pix? You often ask for feedback and input from your readers but I rarely see any comments posted. Are they just "not approved" by you or does no one ever write to you? Thanks!

  3. We still don't know what was wrong with the HVAC -- or even whether "was" is the right word. Since Friday, it's been tinkered with and then failed to maintain temperature and humidity. The technician came back this morning, and so far this one seems to have taken, but we won't know for sure until tomorrow. Fourth time's a charm?