Renovations Update

Since we went off world-hopping, a lot has happened. That’s not to say the basement is done yet. Sadly, we had hoped for completion by May. A couple of starting delays, and then a labour disruption with our contractor led to a bit of a slowdown. It’s almost the end of April, which means it’ll be an Act of God to get the basement done by May.

I think we’re okay with that. But it can’t go on much longer. Time’s a-runnin’ out.

This is where we left off when we left:

Basically: framing, insulation (particularly in the theatre area), wiring, and plumbing. It looked pretty rough as we headed out the door for the airport — a few of those pictures were literally taken minutes before we left!

Okay, so we’re back now, and progress has been made:

A lot of drywall at this point — almost at the point of doing finishing work. Flooring will be among the last things in. Alex is handling all the final beauty steps.

We’re not really certain when it’ll be all done, but it’s definitely coming along. The biggest problem? It’s really going to make us want to do the upstairs…

2 Replies to “Renovations Update”

  1. Hi Geoff, I couldn’t find your email address so thought I would just post here. I saw your Twitter about having trouble installing Google Gears. I’m on the Gears team and would love to help you. What happened when you tried to install it? Did you go to http://gears.google.com? BTW, Firefox 3 + Gears isn’t working yet; expect that in a few weeks. Feel free to ping me if you have any questions about Gears. What kinds of stuff do you hack on? I saw that you were at the Web 2.0 expo; I wasn’t able to make it, but my colleague Dion Almaer was there talking on Gears.

    Best,
    Brad Neuberg
    Gears
    http://codinginparadise.org

  2. Hi Brad! Thanks for the help. I believe the issue was a firewall at my office. They just changed a whack of rules, and I suspect that the closed the port Gears wants to download on. I was able to install it at home, and it appears to work properly — even at the office.

    Does the Gears installer run on an “odd” port?

    (CC’d directly to Brad.)

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