To Build a House

When my husband and I began this adventure called “Building a House”, everyone said it would be stressful, cost more and take much longer than we expected.  Boy, were they right!  In my springy, starry-eyed optimistic brain, I thought, “Pooh, we’ll be in by Christmas!” That didn’t happen. As I am staring down February in…

Frame Work!

So, y’all know we have a slab poured.  Next stop, frame work.  I’m super excited about this for several reasons.  In no particular order.  1.  I can see my drawing come to life.  2.  Addie finally realizes this will be a house with rooms, not just a slab with walls.  3.  I can finally know…

Concrete

I’m not a big fan of concrete.  Unless, it’s being poured as a slab for my dwelling or chicken pen.  This particular batch of concrete was destined for the house.  So I didn’t mind. There were a lot of men giving a lot of orders. Mostly in Spanish.  I tried to stay out of the…

House Progress!

Let me first express how happy I am to finally be having a house built.  I’ve been dreaming and drawing my house the way other little girls plan their weddings.  For. Years. Albeit, it is not my low-country cottage with enclosed porches and a library like Belle had in Beauty and the Beast, but hey. …

Wicked Walk 12/2/2015

Wednesday, December 2nd, was, I assume, glorious. I would not know.  I felt like hell.  Or death warmed over.  Maybe even death warmed over in hell, if there is such a thing.  But that doesn’t make sense because if I felt like death warmed over and I was in hell, it would be really hot. …

Towel War

Disclaimer.  I love my husband and am so happy he thinks of me often.  A few weeks ago I mentioned I would like new towels.  The navy towels I bought for us at a department store 7 years ago were disintegrating rapidly.  They had served long and well yet featured holes and torn seams.  “Time…

My husband loads the dishwasher.

I have a husband that loads the dishwasher, sometimes more than once a week!  I know, I know, I shouldn’t boast.  But hey, I’m a lucky girl and I know it. But. When he loads the dishwasher is looks like a random splattering of dishes, no rhyme or reason whatsoever.  I can not abide this. …