Roofing starts today. In theory.
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As I type this, there's a light drizzle. It's too much to be an aggressive fog, but not quite enough to be more than a "light" drizzle. It's supposed to clear up before noon, but we'll see. Mr. Rivas told Chrono that they'll be there today, but that was before the forecast had more rain in it. Chrono's at the house as I type this, as they're scheduled to arrive between 7:30am and 9am.

Rivas Roofing did my mother-in-law's house in 2003, and we're all very happy with the job they did. Chrono and I met with Mr. Rivas at the end of September to get an estimate and select shingles, and found him to be a pleasant, professional, down-to-earth guy.

If all goes well, on Wednesday, the stanchions will be installed for the solar array (from Run On Sun). Roofing demo today, sheathing tomorrow, stanchions Wednesday, shingles Thursday. After we get the electrical dealt with and the panel upgraded to at least 200Kw (I could be in error on Kw... it has to be able to handle at least twice the capacity it's currently at. I don't pretend to be an electrician), the panels will get put on the roof and the micro-inverters linked into the panel.

I'm so excited! EEE!

Aaaaand, roofing called on account of rain. Again. Maybe tomorrow.

I think we'll get this.
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I think we'll get a print of THIS safe-for-everyone illustration. It's pleasant, fantastic, and totally fits with our WoW theme.


A bit of silliness
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I was talking it over with Chronovius, and I showed him the Programmable Doorbell.

"We could use the Felreaver scream!" I suggested.

It's a good thing he didn't have anything in his mouth at the time, 'cos it would of spewed through his nose.

Other suggestions are the greetings given by various races (especially the Goblins - "Aaah, potential customer!")

I should see if it allows for random playback...

Things we want
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BoyZilla has stated, several times, that he really likes the rooms in Dalaran. He would love to have his ceiling/walls look like THIS. Yes, that's going to be quite a project, but it will be paint - we're not going to add stonework. It'll be faux. Hopefully, we can start working on it before the end of this summer.

We've discussed doing Horde/Alliance bathrooms. Thankfully, Dalaran's got some nice imagery. Chrono and I want to use the stained glass design at the Silver Covenant entrance for the two windows that flank the medicine cabinet. Sure, we'll be modifying it to suit the rectangular openings, but we might keep the disc itself as round. I like the Alliance Banner treatment they use, too. I might do something like that for the floor mosaic.

Part of me wants to go ahead and make the hallway look like a Dalaran hallway. I rather like that design - it's very middle-eastern.

Yeah, it's going to be a very World of Warcraft-y house.

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My youngest brother's oldest son (who turns 19 this year... WTF?!) has helped build houses with his step-father. My mom talked to him last night about the possibility of him paying his rent with us (after we're moved in) with tiling, in the summer of 2011.

Chrono and I agree that the whole bathroom makeover thing shouldn't be attempted until next summer, instead of this year. However, that doesn't mean I can't start designing (and painting, and glazing, and firing) tiles, to sock away until they're needed...

Bathroom Tile Plans
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So, because we're going to have to have a lot of plumbing work done on the house, in the bathrooms, we figure the tilework is going to get all screwed up, we're going to re-tile the bathrooms after the new sinks and pipes go in. And we have Plans for that tilework. Next week (or this weekend), I'm going to start buying blank tiles by the box, because I am going to paint the tiles that will go on the walls, and design the mosaics that will go on the floors.

The main bathroom, the one between the west bedrooms, has windows flanking the medicine cabinet/mirror. It's rather church-y, and so that will be the Alliance bathroom. Blues and yellows. I am going to put a mosaic on the floor to resemble that linked banner. Blue tiles, maybe gold as well (or maybe those Italian glass tiles with the gold leaf or whatever, shiny...

The bathroom by the serviceporch, the one we'll be fermenting brews in the shower stall, will be the Horde logo - red on black. The walls will be (shiny) black with scattered hand-painted tiles using the icons from the game. I'll be making multiples of the various icons on tiles, to use in both bathrooms. The Alliance bathroom will be blue with yellow grout. The Horde bathroom will be black with red grout. I figure I'll do the various race banners in 2x2 tile sets, and have the icons placed randomly.

My plan is to blog this. This is where I'll be posting photos, ideas, updates. It's going to be all house-based, remodeling, etc.


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