The master bathroom is back under construction. The drain is installed and the cement board is up. I installed a pair of in-wall shelves.

The floor/accent tile is a coffee colored marble mesh. Other than the floor, it's going to go up the wall with the fixtures and perhaps one or two other places as an accent. The next related task is to find large tiles to cover the majority of the walls.

It sorta makes sense to finish vaulting the ceiling before doing the floor, as unpalateable as the task is. One wall was easy enough, also shown is the acoustic paneling that may help with reverb. I had to box a vent pipe passing through from the lower floor, I think I'll use the box for light fixtures. Three of the five new studs are up for south wall continuation, which will take a slight angle overhead. The north wall will become a window to make use of the skylights.

So a little more frame work and then drywall for the new wall, box, and ceiling. The other bathrooms' Panasonic fans have held up very well, so I have another on order for this room.

Homebrew Stingray J IPA carboy weimaraner

Stingray-J IPA is bottled and conditioned. I used considerably more alpha acids that the book recommended, however the finished beer is not all that hoppy. The flavor progresses from bitterness to cherries to a smoked flavor. The grain really came out in this one.


1 oz Centennial hops, 1 oz Willamette hops added at 10 July re-rack.

A calculated abv of 6.8%.
I finally made it out to Comiccon. There were a lot of people.

Pyramidhead statue sculpture San Diego Comic Con SDCC Silent Hill

I sent Bobby a photo of a Pyramid Head sculpture, to which he recalled:

Yeah forget where I was, but a few months ago I had a radio static incident."

Other choice quotes:

I managed to work in a Ty burn and we're not even friends.... so mean.

I just woke up, can't be drunk 24/6.


Fireworks Independence Day long exposure dog glow collar

I spent most of the fourth getting the master bathroom ready for cement board. The cuts all worked out pretty well but when I went to the hardware store for roofing felt I came back with more projects. Bulbs for the cable lights, a concrete pier for the deck, chlorine granules for the pool, and rock for the planters. I wound down the afternoon weeding, painting, and rocking the planters.

Independence Day glowsticks field

That left just enough time to meet the comrades for fireworks.

Cenote dive Cancun Mexico cave

This is all on the heels of five days in Playa Del Carmen for Ryan and Ashlee's wedding. Jon, Ty, and I managed to sneak in a cenote dive with the local shop.

Cave diving is pretty unlike open water due to the darkness, close quarters, oh and a crazy thing called the halocline which actually photographs okay. But it's not to be missed.