Day 38 – An Enormous Push Forward!

Its been a huge week at the house, not just with the building but also on a family level. we found out that the youngest member of our family has to have his tonsils out pretty sharpish, as they are so bug they are causing him to stop breathing at night! Not ideal, this new nugget of information has pushed our schedule and given us a new sense of urgency because I really don't want to have a little one recovering from surgery in a half built house. So you know, as always no pressure! Cont...

Day 27 – Progress!

We spent a wonderful hour or so squelching through mud in a field full of reclaimed barn bits, and there sat on top of a pile of beams we found our new mantel! We have been really wanting to make the fireplace a feature of the sitting room and this piece is perfect. Even better we know how old it is and where it is from (a 1910 barn structure in Bay City Michigan) So there is a story there too, for you know, when we eventually have people over for dinner. Cont...

Day 25 – cabin fever

Did I mention I'm impatient... so very impatient. The problem with the beginning of a project is the prep work, you know the mind numbing tedious stuff that you will never see, but if you don't do right the whole house will fall down, yeah that stuff, well I'm in the middle of that and it's brutal. Cont...

DAY 15 – All The Things

We have reached the stage of discombobulation, that period of time where everything is up in the air, not quite right and a little 'off'. This is the first full week for us since the holidays, all of our guests have gone, the house is half packed and in disarray and the new house has no floors and walls. So you know...situation normal. Cont...

Day 8 – Treasures

The initial demolition has revealed some wonderful secrets, and I cant wait to see what else the old lady has. When we removed the bar we found what seems to be remnants of the original wall paper, a beautiful teal with a white floral pattern. Cont...

Day 4

I have to admit it was a record even for us, we got the keys on Monday and the demolition derby started last night...4 days of restraint...and on one of those days the keys were buried in a snow drift so we couldn't get in, so there was that. Cont...

All Grand Plans Have to Start Somewhere

Its been 9 months since we decided to move to Michigan...actually its been 9 months since we moved in, deciding to move happened the previous year... having a drug dealer murdered three doors down from your house in Las Vegas when you have a 2 year old, will kind of make that decision for you pretty quickly. Cont...