April 5th, 2003



1. How many houses/apartments have you lived in throughout your life?

Thirteen... Collapse )

2. Which was your favorite and why?

The place I'm in now, Casa Machina, because it's mine, and except for the teensy kitchen, is pretty much what I wanted.

3. Do you find moving house more exciting or stressful? Why?

I hate moving, I hate the packing up and the unpacking.

4. What's more important, location or price?

I looked for location first, then for something I could afford, because you can always fix up a place you don't like, but it's really, really hard to move a house out of a bad location.

5. What features does your dream house have (pool, spa bath, big yard, etc.)?

A large great room, with tall ceilings, skylights, and lots of windows. Big kitchen. A view. I like vistas. There are places along the coast with gorgeous views of the ocean and the bay.
  • Current Music
    "Dead Skunk" - Loudon Wainwright III

Frell, Frell, Frellity, Frell!

I'm a moron. An absolute frelling moron. Just started installing the bookcases, and remember those soffits I nailed in place to cover the header boxes? Turns out that installing them was a huge mistake. Part of the function of the header and footer boxes is to provide firm locations for attaching the bookcases to the wall. The backs of the header and footer are the only structural members along the back of the cases, and the header is by far more the more important of the two. Since the cases go floor the ceiling, by installing the soffits I managed to block all access to the interior of the header box, so I can't attach the tops of the case to the wall.

So now I have to very, very carefully pry the soffits off, and try like hell not to damage the soffits or the cases in the process. Damn it!

The only saving grace is that at least I didn't glue them in place. Now to see if the urethane had the same effect.

Here's a picture of the cases. The soffits are the "ceilings" of the cases.
  • Current Music
    "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves