Tag: house

The Nursery

We finally got Torino’s nursery decorated and set up, and Torino moved into it. We did a jungle theme.  We got lots of animal wall stickers and decals and wha-lah.  The Cornell grandparents sponsored about half of them, …

Wasp Balls

We got wasp balls! Our new house has two lovely baby Live Oak trees in the front yard.  We noticed these little berry-like balls growing off the bottom of the leaves. After trolling the interwebs, I’ve learned that …

Torino’s Weekend with Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma and Grandpa Cornell came all the way out to Austin, Texas from Santa Rosa, California just to meet their new little grandson, Torino. While they were here, my dad and I were talking about how to keep …

My DIY SUP Racks

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a lot of fun.  We really enjoy getting out on one of the nearby lakes whenever we can.  But the boards are BIG.  Up till now we’ve been storing our boards at a self-storage …

The Brick Hut: Getting Close

The new house is getting close to done, and everything is looking great.  But we still have over a month to wait before we can close on it and move in. They’ll be doing a lot of finishing …

The Brick Hut: Tiles

Now that the outer shell of the house is pretty much nailed down, they’re been focusing on the innards.  The cabinets are all in, their respective countertops placed, and they got all the tile work done this past …

The Brick Hut: The Outter Shell

The stone and brickwork has been finished.  It’s so beautiful!  Pics: I took another shot of the left side to better show the graduated stonework over the foundation. To recap: There’s a rule in the Circle C HOA …

The Brick Hut: Bricks a’ Laying

They’ve managed to squeeze in some masonry and brick-laying in between all the bouts of rain we’ve been getting these past few weeks.  Between that, getting a round of inspections done for the wiring and piping, and getting …

The Brick Hut: Wiring and Piping

They got most of the roof in place pretty quickly after that last update.  We went and visited it during a little bout of rain and found it nice and dry inside.  Almost cozy.  I was thinking a …

The Brick Hut: Roofs and Walls

The house is coming together so quickly.  This week they got the roof planks on and the outside walls lined.  They were just finishing putting the windows in when we stopped by. I love how the front is …