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Napa Earthquake One Year Anniversary - on NBC

It was one year ago today that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa. The earthquake tested the structural strength of many buildings. There were numerous homes in Napa that were damaged, some more than others. 330 more words

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Rear Additions Now Gone - Ready for Foundation!

The old additions are now gone. The extra steel beams have been removed and we are ready to start the foundation. The rear sill has a bit of a wave to it but the house movers said it will be fine and then straighten out when we put in back down on the new foundation. 170 more words

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Old Addition(s) Almost Gone....

We are one day away from removing the old addition(s). The original addition is on the left as you look at the house from the rear. 246 more words

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The Porch is Removed

The porch was finally removed today. It took less than two days with two people to remove the barely attached dry rotted porch. It had slowly pulled away from the building over the years and the earthquake in August last year detached it even more from the main house. 285 more words

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Cut Nails - The Hand Made Kind

So far most of the wood removed from the house has been the redwood stem walls and sill plate that rested on the sandstone foundation. The nails used to secure the wood pieces were steel cut nails. 589 more words

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Exciting day for kitchen renovations! The cabinets are here! Everything has been ripped out and ready for brand new cabinets.

I’m excited about the corner unit (pictured above) because the unit we had before did not have a… 215 more words


A Minor Victory

Anyone who has ever embarked on a home renovation project, however minor, can tell you there comes a time when the process hits a plateau. The kitchen is supposed to be finished in a week and it goes on half-completed for three. 601 more words

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