A (not so quick) Update.

12.25.2007

Merry Christmas!

It's been a couple of insane weeks for us Yau's.

On the 14th, at 9.00 am, I presented my degree project in front of my adviser, a visiting designer, a number of other professors, and a few of my friends. I've devoted all of my energy and most of my time to RISD for the last two and a half years, and to my degree project for the past six months...and those 30 minutes on Friday morning were the most anti-climactic of my life. But I am done...and very happy for it.

After my presentation Herman picked me up and we spent the rest of the day packing, cleaning, and getting rid of things in our apartment. After our friend Larry arrived, we finally went to bed at 3.00 am, only to get up at 7.00 so that Dexter and I could catch our flight from Boston to San Francisco (we were on the new Beta Blue flight on Jet Blue - internet on a plane? Seriously? ). Herman and Larry then spent the entire day finishing up the apartment, and took off for New Haven (to my brother in laws) at 3.00 in the morning.

Luckily, the worst weather they encountered was from Providence to New Haven. They safely made the drive to California in 5 days. It's hard to believe that we are once again living in the Bay Area. I've had a permanent grin on my face since arriving. We're currently living with my in-laws until our town house is finished next month.

We went by the house on Sunday because we were told they were going to start laying the carpet...and that we wouldn't be able to go in again until our final walk through. I'm breaking with my normal format to bring you the last of the construction photos. The next time I post photos of the house, we'll be close to moving in!


A view of our front door and the big shared patio being built; it should be quite nice when they are finished. We're also lucky enough to have our very own private patio (some of the units share a stairway and patio).


We are so excited with how the subway tile back splash turned out. And when we were there this past Sunday, our appliances (dishwasher, gas stove, and microwave) had been delivered and installed.


Two different views of the main floor. We can't wait to have the paper removed from the floors so that we can see them in all their engineered hardwood glory. And one of my most favorite things in our house in the view out of the window above the front door. I will definitely be able to get used to that!


Our very own Mt. Everest. It's really impressive when you walk in the front door.


The master bedroom and sort of walk in closet.


A couple of years ago, Herman and I found a photo of a beautiful modern garage door in some newspaper. We tore it out and saved it for a future home...not knowing that our new home would come with its own beautiful modern garage door. Love it! That is, in fact, a two car garage. We get to have the joy of tandem parking...should be interesting.

4 comments:

Hope said...

excited for you guys

insaknitty said...

ooooOOOOooo... :D it's looking great, guys!

Wendy said...

Welcome home!! Your place is going to be awesome when it's done :) Looking forward to hanging out when you get a chance to rest and settle in!

marmotsm said...

Woo hoo!! Congratulations on moving and graduating. Tell me moving back to the Bay Area is everything I hope it's going to be. It's my reason to get up in the morning.

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