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8,760 Hours

Happy Adventureversary, indeed. A year after first seeing the house, almost halfway through our first winter here. A winter that began with an evacuation — “race for the hills! no, leave the goldfish!” — our mad dash out of a … Continue reading

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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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Windowsill With Jade

Before: After (in progress): More of the story When we first saw the house, the sun porch with its solid bank of windows was a memorable feature and one of the things that commended the whole venture to us. But … Continue reading

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When Do You Call A Day, A Day?

Or three days, rather? I struggle a bit, secretly, with deciding when or what is enough. The so-called eight-hour business day is very ingrained. Our contractors have typically started at 8:30 and quit around 3:30. When we started doing full … Continue reading

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Missed It By THAT Much

As expected, the fifth and final hole dug for the porch footings had layers of cinderblock three feet down, put there as a sort of footing for the original 4×4 post. What I didn’t expect to find, about two feet … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Leg Day

Yesterday was upper-body and arm day. Dug two holes and poured concrete for one, mounting the 6×6 post base in the top of the pier. Today was upper-body and arm day, times two. Got the rest of the existing posts … Continue reading

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All Together Now…

Do you like beams?? The beauty of taking a day off is that I get to post about what I did yesterday! I may have mentioned a temporary “wall” that we needed to build under the porch, so we could … Continue reading

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