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. …

Cleaning House

Seriously wondering if my super crappy vacuum cleaner is picking up any dirt or paper particles AT ALL.  However, the vacuum marks on the carpet do make it look like I care…….which I do. Once upon a time I scrubbed my floors at least once a week, vacuumed on my way out the door so…

Wicked Walk 12/3/2014

 Today I cleaned my stove.  This in turn made my counter tops look bad.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the cabinet faces appear rather horrid.  So I cleaned them, which in turn made the appliances, both large and small, seem a bit crusty.  So I cleaned them, which led to a careful…

The Help

Good domestic help is so hard to find.  So I just decided to give birth to mine and train them right, from the start. Just kidding!  Sort of.  While Addie’s only real ‘chore’ is to clean her room, and that she does amid protests of epic proportions, tossing around excuses such as “my eye hurts”,…