We have some wonderful mid-century door knobs on all the interior doors, but the bathroom handle was missing the screw that held it on. 20 minutes of wandering around the hardware store looking for the right kind/size and 5 seconds with a hex key, and it's fixed. The bathroom knob will never come off in someone's hand again.
One of the notes on the inspector's report was that you shouldn't have extension cords hooked up to permanent wiring. I didn't know what this meant till I was under the house and noticed an extension cord. I gave it a tug and it was connected to something, a junction box. The cord had been cut and attached to the permanent wiring of the house. A little de-wiring and we're up to code.
As the title of this blog suggests I try to keep things limited to our home and other mid-century Austin type things, but when big neighborhood news happens I've been known to deviate. This is one of those posts.
We might be welcoming a new, super-high-end boutique hotel to Hancock. It'd be on the Perry Estate, current home of the Sri Atmananda Memorial School. It could be a very interesting and wonderful use of the spot, especially if many of the historic elements of the original Perry mansion and property are respected.
It took a few hours in the sun of brute force, hedge trimming and brush killer but the nandina against the backyard fence and the vines crawling up the fence are gone. It makes the backyard look a lot bigger and gives the plants we want back there room to breath and grow.