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...

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...