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Project Playhouse – Part Deux

By on Sep 6, 2014 in Landscaping, Misc | 0 comments

When we cut back the yard Addison’s playhouse was right there smack dab in the middle of our yard. This project was a labor of love that Jonathan built by hand. We all doubted him and he proved us very wrong. It took him about a year doing this in his free time. It is awesome! When we had the garden, it sat in the back of the yard and was hidden behind all of the plants. But then we cleared the yard. And while it is beautiful and we love it – we didn’t want it in the middle of our new back yard. So we enlisted the help of our awesome neighbors and this is what they did. It took 5 hours and they moved it 22 feet. Check out this time lapse video. Everything (including Addison’s decorations) stayed perfectly intact. Pretty awesome if I do say so myself. Just one of the many many reasons we love where we live!  ...

The Waiting Game

By on Feb 10, 2014 in Renovation | 0 comments

We’ve been given the opportunity to practice patience.  Practice, Rinse and Repeat.  I’m choosing to focus on the positive.  Over and over again I am telling myself this.  I think it’s a good habit for the long road ahead. The sign went up right before Snowpocolypse in January. We’ve been out of our home for over a month living in a hovel.   We are eagerly (ahem, I mean patiently) awaiting our permit. We were starry eyed and figured that we were going to be different and start immediately on the date we moved out. Funny how I forgot how awful moving is.  (And I help people do this every day!)  The move boiled down to a simple equation:  11 years in this house + my packrat tendencies +  a December business trip to Hawaii + getting super sick + having a houseful for Christmas = one move from hell! Thankfully that is over and done and not happening again. My next...