Monthly Archives: August 2008

Description of Our Project on Eichler Homes Web Site

We noted that Jerry Ditto, author of Eichler Homes, and our design advisor, described our project on his web site yesterday. His description included the following: “I’ll be providing more details during the coming months as the construction continues, but let me give you a quick summary preview now. This remodel will more than double […]

Packing Up 17509

After over 11 years and two children, packing was difficult. Jo-Anne did an amazing amount of work while I avoided packing my home office and the garage at all costs … Jerry Ditto announced our project on his web site.  It was good to get some recognition from Jerry.

Filing Application for Building Permit

After all the coordination, I was able to file the application for my building permit with the City of Monte Sereno. This was a major event, as the fire sprinkler ordinance becomes effective on August 13. Just about to walk into City Hall with the plans. Yeah!

Engaging Bowman & Williams for Civil Engineering

A key member of the design team is a civil engineering firm. Any grading, drainage or other activities that establish permanent changes to the property need to be reviewed by a licensed professional engineer.  Since our licensed surveyor is Dunbar and Craig, we contacted them to see if they were interested in the civil engineering. […]

Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Foundation

This was an interesting day … Doug McNeil invited us to the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Foundation summer picnic. The event was held at the home of Larry Arzie and David Stonesifer in Los Gatos. It was a beautiful California day, and the “who’s who” in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno attended the event. We […]