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Lynn and I stopped at my parents' house in Costa Mesa, the house I grew up in. My folks are completely remodeling it.

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List of valuables... we don't need to keep those tacked up on the side of the chimney anymore.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:03:30)

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Patio storage. The roof over the patio is gone. The tree in the back yard is gone.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:04:48)

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New drywall. This is where the wood paneling used to be.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:04:58)

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Lynn Baden in the kitchen/dining room.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:05:14)

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Recessed light fixtures. This implies that the ceiling we see is at least half a foot below the roof.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:06:02)

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The kitchen, before the counters and sink are installed. The oven used to be on the left, the sink and range on the right.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:06:46)

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Dining/family room. The exhaust at top left is for the fan over the range.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:07:02)

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View of the family room. The swinging doors used to be on that doorway at right.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:07:10)

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Dad's office (former boys room). Door to outside world at left, closet at right.
(Saturday 01-Dec-2007 12:07:54)

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  • The Old Homestead part 1: Work in progress (01-Dec-2007)
  • part 2: Work in progress (01-Dec-2007)
  • part 3: Work in progress (01-Dec-2007)
  • part 4: Work in progress (01-Dec-2007)
  • part 5: Work in progress (01-Dec-2007)
  • part 6: Work in progress (01-Dec-2007)
  • 23-Dec-2007

  • part 7: Construction continues (23-Dec-2007)
  • part 8: Construction continues (23-Dec-2007)
  • part 9: Construction continues (23-Dec-2007)
  • part 10: Construction continues (23-Dec-2007)
  • 27-Dec-2007

  • part 11: Major work finished (27-Dec-2007)
  • part 12: Major work finished (27-Dec-2007)
  • 12-Jan-2008

  • part 13: Major work finished (12-Jan-2008)
  • part 14: Major work finished (12-Jan-2008)
  • 10-Feb-2008

  • part 15: New counters (10-Feb-2008)
  • part 16: New counters (10-Feb-2008)
  • 12-Feb-2008

  • part 17: Almost ready (12-Feb-2008)
  • 15-Feb-2008

  • part 18: Moving the dressers (15-Feb-2008)
  • part 19: Moving the dressers (15-Feb-2008)
  • 19/20-Feb-2008

  • part 20: Settling in (19/20-Feb-2008)
  • 24-Feb-2008

  • part 21: Unpacking old habits and new (24-Feb-2008)
  • part 22: Unpacking old habits and new (24-Feb-2008)
  • 27-Feb-2008

  • part 23: Rugs and Chair (27-Feb-2008)
  • 04-Mar-2008

  • part 24: Living Room and Hall (04-Mar-2008)
  • 23-Mar-2008

  • part 25: Lamps and Projects (23-Mar-2008)
  • part 26: Lamps and Projects (23-Mar-2008)
  • part 27: Lamps and Projects (23-Mar-2008)
  • 24-Mar-2008

  • part 28: Fireplace and Lamps (24-Mar-2008)
  • 30-Mar-2008

  • part 29: The Secretary Desk (30-Mar-2008)
  • 04/05-Apr-2008

  • part 30: Books and kitchen walls (04/05-Apr-2008)
  • 04-May-2008

  • part 31: Front yard, living room (04-May-2008)
  • 14-Jul-2008

  • part 32: Front yard, bedroom (14-Jul-2008)