Tyler said to me once that I seemed to have a strange obsession with string and its role in building our home. I agree. Continue reading “The Purple Chalk String”
We had a bad day. Continue reading “The Bad Day”
Plumb is, most unfortunately, not a delicious fruit.
Plumb is the concept (or scientific term) that describes when an object is aligned with the center of the earth. Plumb is achieved through using gravity to find measurements, and in our case, string. Continue reading “Plumb”
I watched a couple of ordinary documentaries on Hulu the other day. (Hulu free here people-we are building a house, I don’t spend money on television or movies). I have always been fascinated with the French Revolution. Continue reading “Dados and Good Old Fashioned Woodworking”
If you ever find yourself deconstructing and then reconstructing a home, I want to let you know that you really start to feel like you’re getting somewhere when you finally raise the roof.
Once again, I found myself to not be very strong, so I was not terribly helpful in this endeavor. Continue reading “Raise the Roof”
I know, I know…I have not given an official basement tour yet.
The basement is just sooooooo creepy. It’s dark and had a bunch of knick-knacks and cobwebs and who knows what else down there! Continue reading “The Basement”
The most exciting day of my life happened not long ago. Keep in mind, it does not take much to make me happy.
I was in the way at the construction site. Continue reading “Life’s a Bowl of Berries”
After you put up the studs for new walls you must then sheath the walls. Continue reading “Sheathing aka Real Walls”
So there are an awful lot of big tools and equipment that I fail to comprehend. My biggest failure is knowing what machine is called what. I like to name machines based on their size, shape or function because that seems logical to me. The only problem is that these tools are already named based on their size, shape or function. It just so happens that I don’t have the vocabulary to know this. Continue reading “The Excavator”
Ahem…..PSA…Happy Birthday to my dear adorable Grandmother. Happy Anniversary to the power couple who just keeps getting better year after year, J & D. And Happy Anniversary to the man who left his best gal last July, Marv & Opal-dancing tonight in their dreams. Continue reading “Casualties of Concrete”