Sunday, June 30, 2013

Staired and Floored...

It has been a while since the last post to the Bungalow Blog and a lot has happened here on Beacon Hill. At our last check in we were still working on the basement and I am pleased to report that this project still has a modicum of steam behind it. Our upstairs living room furniture has been replaced and relocated to the basement so there are comfortable places to sit on both floors now. We infilled the hardwood floor between the kitchen and the pantry (old closet) as well as replaced the "temporary" OSB stair treads with fir to match the other stairs in the house. We've spent the last week making all this happen and then spent a portion of this weekend putting the finish on. This has been the plan for a while but had the unfortunate timing of happening when the temperature nears 90 degrees here in Seattle. Our basement is easily 20 degrees cooler than it is outside and can currently only be reached through a window. Great timing. 

We've also been enjoying the fruits of our labor outdoors as summer has certainly arrived here. Our cherries have come in and mostly been consumed, our lettuce and beets are still going strong and the recent heat has been doing great things for our tomatoes, beans, squash and cucumbers. Laura has been coming up with creative recipes to use up all of this produce with much success as I'm certainly eating more beet greens than I would if left to my own devices. I've hosted two home brewing sessions and entered the Georgetown Power Tool Drag Races (neighbor Chelsy and I here) to keep myself occupied.

In other news there is a competing blog in Laura's family that is chronicling the construction of her sister Sarah, BIL Ryan and nephew Baxter's new home in Nashville Tennessee. Another Bungalow Blog details how quickly things can happen on a house when you leave it to the professionals.  

Tread installation in progress

Finished landing between pantry and kitchen

Dual sparge tower in use on pre-Father's Day brew session