Roof Up!

Such a productive week! Designed the layout of the kitchen cabinets, and submitted order to the cabinet carpenter. Picked alder wood to stay in budget because I didn’t care for oak (too strong of a grain), with shaker style doors with some glass. Going with just a natural seal for a clean, modern farmhouse look….

Like a Rolling Stone

What a busy week, but so thankful for the tolerable weather we’ve had the past few days! Framers were able to finish the other job that I was sharing time with, and they were able to focus on getting my house ready for the roofer to come on Tuesday!   Rear shot of house from…

Framing!

This has been one undeniably rainy spring! Framers got delayed Monday due to rain on their other job site over the weekend, but Tuesday, we got frames! The walls were framed and then of course, the rain came so today progress was halted. But tomorrow weather permitting, the trusses should be going up! I had…

Nesting!

Generally, I understand that the term “nesting” is reserved for expectant mothers, however to me this is building the home for myself and my fur-babies. We’ve mostly been getting everything from locally owned businesses, everything from blocks, trusses, bathroom fixtures, doors, windows etc., however Lowes is having yet another sale, and it beckoned me. They had…

Foundation of a Dream

Finally, some sunny days ahead! This week has been wonderfully busy. Got back from our camping trip on Monday (the horses did wonderfully), finally got caught up with work that I missed from Friday & Monday done on Tuesday, my new-to-me saddle arrived Wednesday, and my foundation was completed on Thursday! Wesley was so excited. It…

Building Blocks

The blocks were delivered today, along with some framing wood. Fingers crossed that the weather holds out on Monday so they can start laying the foundation on Tuesday & Wednesday. Every time I check the weather report, it’s always looking gloomy; Spring for you! The driveway is finally accessible to trucks and other vehicles, so…

Footers First!

This week has been quite the productive one! We have gotten a very seasonably appropriate amount of rain this spring, and with it came a backup in the building process. Our backhoe man was booked solid and with the incoming monsoons he got even more set back. Thankfully we had dry enough weather these past…

Audible Remedy

Last night had to have been the most intimate show I have ever been to that wasn’t in the basement of some hole in the wall café in SoHo. I finally got the chance to see one of my top 3 favorite bands perform live at The Bowery Ballroom, wedging myself front and center at…

What Is Relevant?

So back when I was a teenager, “blogs” were referred to as online “journals”; never ending soliloquies of teen angst and droning of mysterious crushes that you’d never label by name, in case by some chance they’d find the post and read all the creepy things you said about them. Today, blogs are a lot more than…