Like a Vermeer Painting

Esteemed Napa Photographer Adrian Gregorutti shared some of the photographs he took of The Francis House in June 2008 :¬†Eight years before we gutted and demolished the interiors of the building. The photographer’s grasp of the place show the time -worn building which teems with contrasting shadow and light: like a Vermeer painting.    …

Waterproof Membrane

A pizza break was in order for these 16 men to do a full throttle installing the waterproof membrane (blue material) over the wooden sheathing. Rain means ” NO HOLDS BARRED”. All in a days work !           So until the sun comes out we have a “blue” do. Next up:…

Wooden Sheathing

Challenge : Calistoga forecast is rain thru Friday. Solution : Sixteen expert men hustled to get the wooden sheathing to “sandwich” the insulation material Wednesday. This is crucial, the insulation material put up last week cannot get soaked.          

What Size Beds ?!!!!!?

This is probably the most long-playing discussion Richard and I have had that I am throwing out there to get some wisdom. We have 5 guest rooms. Richard thinks we need all 5 bedrooms outfitted with California King size beds. I think we need at least 1 bedroom with 2 twin or double size beds.…