The spacklers came over to the house yesterday and sanded for three hours.
Today, John decided to install the soffit above the master bedroom balcony.
Once again, the deadman came in handy. I stood on the balcony while John lifted the fiber cement soffit board up the ladder.
I supported one end of the board with the deadman until he shot a few nails in with the nail gun.
I can’t wait to see the remaining 4′ siding boards installed above the French doors.
John nailed the soffit on the right side first.
We’ll do the left side next.
Soon it will be closed up!
And later in the day, the soffit on the left was nailed.
On Thursday, I worked a trip to San Diego, where I had a 22-hour layover.
From my hotel in downtown San Diego, I took Uber to Old Town, which was about a 10-minute drive.
First stop was Barra Barra Saloon where I sat outside on the patio and had Mexican food for lunch.The service was great and the outdoor seating is nice for people watching. The restaurant is located at the north end of Old Town San Diego State Park in Fiesta De Reyes which is a shopping/dining/entertainment area.
After lunch, I walked over to the Old Town Trolley Tour booth and bought a ticket ($39). Taking a narrated trolley tour is the best way to see an overview of San Diego in a relaxing way. It’s hop on, hop off and covers San Diego districts and neighborhoods as well as Coronado Island. It had been at least 15 years since I had last taken the tour. I highly recommend it!
Old Town Trolley Tickets are free for veterans between November 11-13.
On the trolley crossing San Diego Bay on the Coronado Bridge and headed to Coronado Island.
The temperature was higher than normal; it was 91 degrees in San Diego and very hot.
The trolley stopped on Coronado Island. I got off and walked over to world-famous, red-roofed Hotel Del Coronado located on the beach. I sat on the sun deck under an umbrella and had an iced tea while enjoying the oceanfront view. Visiting the Hotel Del is an absolute-must on a visit to San Diego!
The last trolley for the day on Coronado was 5:00pm for my return to Old Town San Diego. I crossed the Coronado bridge around 5:45 when I took these shadow-captured photos.
On the way back, the trolley passed Balboa Park, museums, San Diego Zoo and Little Italy.
It was a year ago today when John installed the Andersen windows in the three bedrooms in the original part of the house. He also built out the wall(s) to allow for insulation.
This bedroom has two windows; one facing west…
and the other facing south overlooking the street…he also created deep windowsills.
While the room was in the gutted phase, he installed all new wiring for outlets, switches on dimmers, smoke alarm, ceiling fan and high hats.
John added insulation over the winter…
and hung drywall over the summer…
This bedroom will soon be spackled…
AFTER: (How it looks today)
And then painted! Followed by flooring.
Borrowed from my library: A SEPERATE PEACE by John Knowles © 1959
Who: About two 16-year-old students–one is an introvert and the other is an extrovert.
What: One of them has inflicted suffering on the other and has to live with it.
Where: A boarding school in New Hampshire