Monthly Archives: July 2008

Tree Solutions Inspects Our Trees

Don Cox, a certified arborist with Tree Solutions, came to our property today and reviewed the trees. Using the inventory listing that we provided, Don walked around the entire property, inspecting the trees and confirming the species, size and health of each tree. He understood our project scope and requirements quickly, and knew exactly what […]

Visit to a Claude Oakland-Designed House on Shannon Road

Jo-Anne spotted a house for sale that was designed by Claude Oakland in 1974. It was located only a few miles away in Los Gatos, on Shannon Road. We made an appointment to view the house and spent an hour going through it taking photos. This was an important ‘find’ for us as we now […]

Reviewing MS-134 Blueprints at Wurster Hall

Miranda had explained that I needed to verify that the plans for our house were, in fact, the actual plans before they would make another copy. Handling the original plans and making copies physically wears the documents so we needed to verify that the plans were what we needed before she would authorize any copies […]

Locating an Arborist and Menlo Park Job Site

Any site development activities in the City of Monte Sereno that could affect trees requires a report from a certified arborist. We have many trees on our property and an arborist will definitely be required. After some searching, we called Tree Solutions, based in Scotts Valley. On the way back from the Wheeler house, it […]

Flying to Canada

It was an early morning drive to SFO this morning.  Our good friend, Mike Calise, was very kind and drove me to SFO for my 8:30 am flight. On the flight from SFO to SEA, I was fortunate to have the exit row window seat.  There was no one in the center seat and what […]

Second Try: MS-134

Wally responded to our e-mail stating, ‘To tell you the truth, I don’t remember HOW I figured out your floorplan. I would often get on the horn to Marty, he’d point me to a couple that would be SIMILAR to a given floor plan, and we’d try to cobble together the answer.’ With Marty Arbunich […]