Second section (new angle) of the trusses are up today !
Contemplating this beveled glass design as kitchen cabinet doors until we saw a better, simpler, more apt alternative. Chicken wire mesh !
On the only sunny day last week, wooden sheathing has been laid on the trusses. This is the phase we are in and will resume the next time the sun makes its rare appearance.
More Cloudy Days are Ahead but the Days in Between Rain Are Hustle Days. Like Today. Wood Sheathing on the Trusses has Begun on the 3rd Floor / Mansard Roof. The Areas that are “Holed” are where the Dormer Windows will Go. Feeling Tall-er Already !
The wet weather is giving us a break from construction and time for design inspiration. Would love a rear landscape similar to this.
The two original restored bay windows (at the rear and at the side) were installed while we were at the Conference. What a difference it makes. All these restored architectural elements are what makes this house historic. Fifty years of neglect made good today !
The Queen Mary’s maiden voyage was in 1936; that’s a long time ago. That’s also the year my mom was born. But then the Francis House was built in 1886, that’s 50 years before the Queen Mary sailed. I apparently have a deep affinity for things of old. 🙂
What better venue for a Conference for InnKeepers and Small Hotel Owners than the Queen Mary ship docked in Long Beach. It’s a great time to break from the cold and wet weather in San Francisco to learn from the wealth of resources and attendees and speakers, all stalwarts in the hospitality industry ! …
On the road to the Francis House this morning. I stared at this sight for a long time today. The third storey took some time to appear ! Here are some old photos of the old wooden French mansard roof before we took it down. The new one is being made in the…
The skies are still dark but the sight of the new trusses (right length and angle this time) are making us see the rainbow at the end of the tunnel. When the rain goes away, the roof will come!