Renovation Week 13: The Courier’s Tragedy

(Previously.)

I spent most of this week cooped up in a conference center in Lake Arrowhead, CA with my cow-orkers, for the Art & Logic Annual Conference. This is the only chance that most of us have to see each other in person during the year.

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UCLA Conference Center

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Lake Arrowhead. Almost as pretty as the NJ suburbs.

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…about to be subjected to my annual presentation.

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View from the ride down the mountain back to LAX

Back Home

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The biggest bit of visible progress when I returned was the kitchen floor now is finished. We had a bit of back and forth with the flooring contractor who was afraid that the shade we had chosen (basically Minwax’s #2750 “Jacobean”) would end up too dark compared to samples that I had made, but it ended up exactly where we wanted it to be, darkness-wise:

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(compare to these photos for the before to match this)

Also, some progress in the bathroom — floor tile grouted:

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…and tiling started on the shower ceiling:

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Priority #1 at this point: getting this bathroom usable before we bring Keenan home after the semester ends. I expect there to be wagering on this topic, and I expect everyone to be betting against me.

(Next.)

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