I wanted to be a home owner for two reasons: To own my own home. So I could decorate the front porch for fall. Seriously, that is only slightly exaggerated. Anyway, I decorated for fall two weekends ago, just as our temps dipped below 70 for the first time. It's so pretty and fall-like. I … Continue reading Fall Porch Goals
Two weekends ago B and I celebrated our 1-year wedding anniversary! 🙂 That sounds like such a small amount of time, but in that year, we've moved twice, dealt with unemployment and new jobs, bought a house, and a slew of other day-to-day stuff. Its been a busy year! We celebrated with brunch (ok, breakfast) … Continue reading Happy Anniversary. Now Lets Build a Wall!
Its gloomy and rainy today, and I wish so much that I was home, sitting in our living room that is all windows and no television, sipping coffee and reading a book. But I'm not. One day I will be, but not yet. We've been so busy lately, between travel and projects and work. Too … Continue reading Status Update: Exhausted
We recently ROCKED some landscaping. I love our dear little house. I do. But good grief were all the planting beds absolutely overgrown and ignored. I'm sure years ago the landscaping looked adorable. But now the mulch is dry rotted, the plants are overgrown and untrimmed, and nothing is healthy. Here's our before... and not … Continue reading The Landscape Saga: The Front Yard
I'm impressed at how much we've gotten accomplished this week in the evenings after work. It can be tough - we put in 8-9 hour days in the office and by the time we get home, eat dinner, and clean up it is nearly 7pm. Every morning, full of excitement and energy, I jot down our … Continue reading Weekday Progress: July into August
Sometimes I say to myself "we're going to take it easy this weekend" and then we end up organizing the garage. And last weekend was one of those. My mom was coming up for Saturday and Sunday, so I just figured we'd putz around with a few small projects. I was, once again, wrong. I'm … Continue reading The Weekend Report: Landscaping & Garage Success!
Better yet, that time we *accidentally* built a wall. How does one accidentally build a wall, you may be asking? Just like eating an elephant - one bite at a time. So here's the backstory. Years ago, when an old lady owned the house, something that can only be described as a "bump-out" was added … Continue reading Demo Day: That Time We Built A Wall
We are MASTERS of installing ceiling fans. Masters. Two weekends ago, it was hotter than the gates of hell. Mid to high 90's and humid. Our poor little AC unit in the bedroom absolutely could not keep up. We were lucky the basement stayed as cool as it did. But anyway, back to the fans. … Continue reading Ceiling Fan Masters!
Remember how I said this process so far was stressful but fun? Of course, the stress of it all drove me to catching the office cold, yuck. Monday night was kaput, I was not able to move off the couch, and sweet B cooked lentil & sorrel soup and took care of me. We ventured … Continue reading Stressful but What?
Sometimes the house to do list is almost overwhelming. Ok it is overwhelming. Sometimes at the end of the weekend I look back and thing "wow we got so much done" and other times its more like "omg we didn't get nearly enough done" and usually those two thoughts are happening simultaneously, which is quite … Continue reading The Overwhelming-ness of Home Ownership