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Hi, Amelia!

We love you, we really do. It is such great fun to know that people near and far, connected through curious and curiouser ways, are following our travails and wishing us well. It’s Been Two Weeks When last we met, … Continue reading

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The Tim Dynasty

Brother-in-law Tim returned to us on Friday and is still here on Monday night. That’s devotion (or insanity). But with great gratitude I tried very hard to let him do the high stuff so I wouldn’t reinjure my shoulder. We … Continue reading

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So… Where Were We?

Oh yes… when last we met, this was the imminent to-do list. It has been slaughtered. Demolished. It is an ex-to-do list. It is pining for the to-do list fjords. close up all remaining gaps and fissures (mostly between main … Continue reading

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Okay, What’s Next?

Today, 6 p.m.: Earlier Today, about 3 p.m.: This Morning: This Evening: During The Day: The LAST pieces of boarding board from the second lot of rough-sawn that we ordered from our local lumberyard, cut and ready to go up … Continue reading

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New Rituals

The day was cool and blustery, finishing with rain. A kind of day I used to call an “Eagle Harbor day.” Eagle Harbor, Mich., on Lake Superior where I summered as a kid at my grandparents’ house and where my … Continue reading

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A Billion Tons of Lumber

Another thing I left out from Thursday’s report was the delivery midday of the building supplies I’d ordered in anticipation of being ready to proceed with interior projects. 56 sheetrock panels, 45 2x4s, 5 6×6’s, assorted long pressure-treated beams, a … Continue reading

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The Tail End of an Era

When we decided to take down the inside staircase (poor stunted irregular thing) in favor of the “outside” or porch staircase, we also necessarily committed ourselves to winterizing the porch, not just “some day,” but before this winter. I however … Continue reading

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Life Used To Be So Hard

Project du jour: Continue on the bathroom. Goal: Finish with the tub in position, leveled and test-fit, ready for plumber next week. Steps: Vacuum and sweep obsessively. Cut and install rock wool (Roxul) insulation. Pad where necessary with 1-1/2″ styrofoam … Continue reading

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There Will Come A Day

…when there will be no more gross rotten filthy demolition debris to sweep up and tote to a dumpster. But that was not this day. Friday ended with the second side of the house (almost) fully wrapped in Typar — … Continue reading

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Why, Oh Why, Didn’t I Take the Blue Pill?

You would think it would have been THAT kind of day. And it was a big day: Jason there with both his helpers, Kyle and Reid; the electrician back with his helper…. And it started with a reiteration of yesterday’s … Continue reading

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