Our Scenic Route just got a whole lot more scenic. Five months ago my husband and I welcomed a baby girl into our life! She is perfect and adorable and growing like a weed! For the purposes of the internet, I’ll refer to her as Peggy Sue. Rest assured, we did not, in real life, … Continue reading Welcome to Our Scenic Route!
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
We took the weekend (mostly) off, and boy did it feel good. Saturday night as we were winding down we were talking about how relaxing the day had been, and that's when we realized that we NEVER take a day off. There is a to-do list every evening after work, and any weekends we stay … Continue reading Weekend Report
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
We are living in the house, people! Living in the house! This is real. I have to be honest, its pretty exciting. I mean, there's boxes and piles everywhere, and I can't find anything whether it be food or underwear, but still. Its exciting. Its the first time I've lived in a house since I … Continue reading We’re In!
How to (or not to) move a refrigerator, by me. Google "how to move a refrigerator in a pickup truck". Go ahead, I'll wait. Are you back? Quite a wide range of opinions. And yes, in a perfect world we would have rented a lift and an appliance dolly and yadda yadda and stood the … Continue reading How Not to Move a Refrigerator
One thing we're learning, and frankly should have learned by now after our hardwork-a-thon last summer at the cabin is that everything takes longer than you think, or than it should. And that frustrates me. I am always over ambitious with the weekend project planning. I don't mean to be. But when you sit in … Continue reading Against the Clock: Ceiling Edition