Friday, October 18, 2013

Ground Control, Do You Copy...

I am still here! This is my new bedroom. Above is the front wall and below is the back/inside wall with John standing in the entrance hallway that goes between the kids rooms. The double window that you see is mirrored on the other side so the room has windows on three sides. It feels a little like being in a tower...
 We have been very busy. But the sheet-rock is being finished as I type! Thank you Uncle John(see above)!!!!! We've had so much help from Tyson's family that I've been able to pretty much keep live downstairs going in a normal way (other than everything being covered in drywall dust by 8:30am). Thursday London went to my in-laws so I got to help Tyson hang sheet-rock all day. It was good to feel like I'd put some actual sweat and effort into it other than just wildly dusting every evening and feeding the workers. Don't get me wrong, I love feeding people...

 On that note I thought I was going to have some beautiful pretzel bread bowls to share with you today, but alas, you can't believe every recipe that you find only. I'll have to try another one and let you know how it goes...

 The alcove shape is caused by the brick gable ends. We couldn't take them down because the garage and porch roofs anchor into them so we had them boxed out and then the wall extends full height just behind it. I'm really liking the texture that it adds to the spaces.
 Supervisor supervising

Monday, October 14, 2013

Last Chapter Of The Trip aka Home For Good

Well, I'm home for good. It was a long time to be away but it was so wonderful to catch up with some family. My Mom and Dad came up from Virginia with one of my sisters and my brother the last week I was in Pennsylvania. We talked, went for walks, visited Bethel, cooked, ate, painted, read books, etc. We made the most of our few days together. I always feel like I haven't enough to pictures to really tell the story but you can get the feel and imagine the rest.



Friday, October 4, 2013

Raise That Roof!

 Mixing mud for the chimney

Our bedroom (with a few missing pieces)
Wow. Eight days of working and this is where the house is!
We had an inspection of the framing and electrical yesterday and got a thumbs up. So next steps are insulation and drywall. And this is me: 'Can I paint then?' No, we need trim and a floor. 'And then I can paint??' I want to work! But it's been fun to see the progress.
I go back to PA on Monday so no guarantees on current photos for a little while but I promise some when I get back.
Talk to you then!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Weekend

 The Barn ^^

 Mommom was at her assembly in Grantville Saturday and Sunday so we went exploring. We went to the silk mill in Hawley where they have set up some shops inside. The coolest part though is the coffee shop that they made in the old stone building where they used to hatch the caterpillars. It's called cocoon and I had some of the best coffee ever. Also an excellent croissant that London decided she could bring herself to share(it was that good).