Sunny Days Are Here Again !

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…

Truss in Me

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!        

Truss in Me

It was hairy getting up two flights on a rickety ladder but the view from the top was exhilarating ! Considering the height restrictions on buildings in Calistoga, because of the historic nature of this property we are “grandfathered” and are the exemption to the rule. We can claim our “height” as one of the…

What a Difference (Another) Floor Makes

The weather called for a visit on a real “Sun-day”. After a weeklong of rain, this was a welcome sight on the way.     A quarter of the trusses are up. More to go. But after many weeks of (seemingly) no developments on the 3rd Floor (rain is to blame) here we are !…