Archive for August, 2006

Permit Application is submitted

Monday, August 28th, 2006

This is a train that has officially left the station. woo hoo! I submitted the permit application to the City of Austin last Friday. They say it should take 7 days – we shall see, we shall see.

Some people were complaining in the building dept’s waiting room because the tv was set to “The View”. They don’t know how good they have it – there are tvs, magazines (good ones, like Bazaar, New Yorker, Newsweek, etc.), and an electronic queue showing you exactly where you are in line. It’s a cush set up here in Austin.

Meet my assistant

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Yes… he was invaluable during the whole process.


Bid Set is out!

Friday, August 18th, 2006

So we have picked a contractor (drumroll…) and it is Larry Anderson! We are very excited to work with him and really look forward to this thing getting off the ground!

I stayed up until 4 am last night (ah, brings me back to the good ol’ school days) but the Bid Set is done and out! Larry will be doing his part now and I have a little breathing room to pick up the odds and ends that have been floating – like the carport and the millwork package/schedule.

Here are the plans and some elevations. Note: the 2nd floor plan did change again, but for the better I think. Scott agrees.






Some changes…

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

Scott and I have revised the Roof Plan and the M. Suite layout in the interest of “value engineering”. The funny thing is we ended up really liking the new plan better than the last. We’re excited! (can you tell?)

The front elevation is not up to date – it doesn’t yet show the clerestory windows.