Scott Andersen and Susannah Therrien flew into San Francisco yesterday and will return to Toronto on Sunday. Scott, from Toronto, has been involved in the design of our remodel and construction since inception.
Al, Dan and Nep continued on the rainscreen while Bryan ensured we met the remaining obligations under our indemnification agreement with the City of Monte Sereno.
Finishing the Week
Bryan had made arrangements to have yellow and black warning signs made for the two live electric panels. This morning, he picked up those signs and put one on the service entrance panel outside the house. The other sign was for the 200 amp electric panel in the East Mechanical room.
We completed insulating the ceiling in the Wine Cellar and Wine Dining today. The soffit needs to be insulated and that will be completed on Monday. Next steps with the Wine Cellar will be to use closed cell spray foam and fill the cavity and create a moisture barrier. The Wine Cellar will be at a much higher humidity than the house and exterior, so we need to ensure that moisture remains in the Wine Cellar. After with moisture barrier is in place, we will be able to install the radiant cooling panels in the ceiling.
Al, Dan and Nep completed the siding on the East side of the house and started on the rainscreen on the South side of the house. They will complete the rainscreen on Monday, before the first real rains of the season are forecasted to start on Wednesday.
Spending the Afternoon and Evening with Scott and Sue
Scott and Sue arrived at the job site just after 12:00 noon today. Bryan took them on a quick tour, during which Scott opened the sliding glass door at the back of the house. Both Scott and Sue were impressed, with Sue noting that their sliding glass door in Panama could be improved with the controls that we are using in California.
As a visitor, Scott had to go for a test drive in a Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport, the high performance electric sports car developed by Elon Musk, which Bryan enjoyed too. Yes, Scott had the ‘Tesla smile’ after his test drive.
Since Jo-Anne was finishing the quarter in Boston and returning to California tomorrow morning, Scott, Sue and Bryan went to Enoteca La Storia. Bryan showed them the empty bottle of 1961 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, which we opened at the 50/50 party on April 16, 2011 at Enoteca La Storia.
After Enoteca, Scott took Sue and Bryan to Steamer’s Grillhouse in Los Gatos, where Scott arranged for a table instantly. It was a excellent ending to a great day.
Tomorrow, after a lighting design session on the job site, we’re hosting Scott’s 51st birthday dinner at Nick’s on Main …