Category: Our home

  • Remodeling our back porch

    Remodeling our back porch

    We started on work to remodel our back porch to change out an out door. Really excited to get that in. Here’s the contractors adding flashing at the bottom of the door. We had to increase the floor height to fit the door we got. That caused us to lose some height for our cabinet. […]

  • What a hot afternoon

    What a hot afternoon

    We finished all the remaining watermelon we had. What a way to spend summer.

  • Heating up pizza with Ninja Grill

    Equipment Ninja Foodi Food Pizza, room temperature Time 2 mins Grill Setting 3 of 4

  • Shokupan First attempt

    Shokupan First attempt

    Late to the shokupan (Japanese milk bread) game but better late than never. After overkneading the dough, underproofing the bulk fermentation and then overproofing the 2nd rise (all the wrong things to do, by the way), I’m pleased that it still turned out pretty well. I’ve learnt a couple of things: Shokupan bread making technique […]

  • Multiplying succulents

    Multiplying succulents

    We’ve been trying grow and spread our succulents after learning all it takes to grow succulent is a small bit of its leaf! We are also trying to transplant a small bulb help it grow bigger too.

  • What we used to paint

    Here are the paints we use: BEHR MULTI-SURFACE STAIN-BLOCKING PRIMER & SEALER Behr PREMIUM PLUS® INTERIOR CEILING PAINT Behr Marquee Interior We use KILZ® PVA DRYWALL PRIMER. We use Graco Magnum Project Painter Plus Electric Stationary Airless Paint Sprayer and the results have been amazing: Also picked up one of these lamps from Costco to […]

  • Painting our kitchen

    So our dry wall is in and it’s time to paint our kitchen. We did a bunch of prep work to shield the ceiling from being spray-painted. We also stuffed paper into our electric socket to prevent accidental spray painting. What’s really hard is how tall our ceilings are. Mad respect for painters. This is […]

  • Drywall mudding for the day

    Initially we intended to do the drywall by ourselves when we have more of patching to do than full drywall work. Later we realized a lot of the plaster and lath we had are not in good condition due to the vibrations during various installations. We opted to hire a drywall company to help us […]

  • Before the kitchen walls arrive

    We last did electric work and got the San Francisco building inspector come in. They signed off an OK-to-close and now we’ve engaged a drywall company to do the rest of the work. Here’s before the drywall arrive. What you see here is where the sink and dishwasher will eventually be. There’s the sink drainage […]

  • Demolition day for the kitchen

    We have this really old wood stove chimney thing and we don’t have the stove itself. It’s been disused since the 80s we think. The plan is to have this removed so we can do a full kitchen remodel which involves: Remove unused chimney Remove wainscoting Remove old sink Remove wood floors We heard the […]