This morning, I’m expecting a visit from the contractor. He’s going to rebid the retaining wall and patio, since concrete prices went up over the winter, and I’ve changed the design on the patio. Fair enough. And I’m excited to get the ball rolling here, even if it’s probably going to cost more than I had planned.
Also today, a cow-orker is going to bring his metal detector in to work. I’ll use that, perhaps this evening, to find the markers for the corner of my lot, so I can tell the contractor how far he can go with the retaining wall. I wonder how many false alarms I’ll have before I find the markers. It won’t be as good as if I’d hired a surveyor, but it’s probably good enough. More information is at Minneapolis’ property line information page.
And I think that’s going to do it for this morning. I figure I should probably make sure I’m not still in the shower when the contractor shows up. Wouldn’t do to keep him waiting.
- A hundred years ago today, a dozen men showed Grace Under Fire in saving the San Francisco mint. It’s a good story. [kottke]
- Rick Prescott’s Ballpark Magic has descriptions of a lot of ballparks in the area, including a special section on those that are gone, but not forgotten. [press-patch]
- It’s that time of year: Garage Sale Season is here–if you can find them. Greg offers tips for people looking for them, but mostly for folks holding garage sales. [metro mpls]
- Here’s a cool Map Gallery of Religion in the United States. Wanna know where all the Lutherans live? Right around here, apparently. [boing boing]
- Fosfor Gadgets rounds up The Top 10 weirdest keyboards ever and they didn’t even list The BAT. [vowe]
- Jr’s hosting the Y! Cool Thing of the Day blog. Cool idea. And a good way to point out some of the cool stuff that Yahoo! has done. [jr]