Monday, October 04, 2004

Further Humiliation for the Niners

How can they suck so hard?


At 10/07/2004 08:36:00 AM, Blogger Scott in Washington said...

Well, I don't know about that, but I have been wondering about something else. What is your plan for the reconstruction of your stucco? Are you going to do it yourself, or hire it? Is the stucco basically like cement? Do you just trowel it on, or do you have to build up some sort of a interior support structure for it like rebar or the wire lattice they put in cement slabs? Are you going to cover over the bullet hole or leave it for character? These are the things I think about while jogging...

At 10/07/2004 10:13:00 AM, Blogger merideth said...

Hey Scott!

Your thoughts while jogging are much like mine while commuting.

As for our stucco, initially we were going to do it ourselves. Then the more i researched it and found it was going to take about a half ton of material I realized that it was probably a bigger job than we could tackle.

Exterior stucco actually requires 5 layers of material: 1 building paper, 2 builder's (chicken) wire, 3 brown coat, 4 scratch coat, and 5 finish/color coat. The new material can be applied directly to the clapboard siding since we (fortunately) dont have a lot of rot. The frosting layer on the front will just be repaired.

As luck would have it, our neighbor is an engineer who put us in touch with the stucco guy who works for his firm. He's got his own small crew that works on the weekends for a reduced rate. That said, they have to fit projects in between their real gigs. So our scaffolding was supposed to go up last weekend but stucco crew is running behind. Hopefully they'll get moving on it (initially we hoped they'd be finished) in oct. We have to get our roof repairs done and new gutters up before the rain starts. That's usually thanksgiving. Keep your fingers crossed for us eh pal?


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