January House Update

January has come and gone and we’ve made some progress on the bed, as well as a few other projects in the house. Here’s where it was before: And here’s where we are at now: It’s progressing along, though not as fast as either of us would like. So this week, we’re back to doing … [Read more…]

December House Update

Since, thankfully, the housing construction is slowing down, so will be the frequency of these updates. Here’s what happened in December! The biggest project was that we started working on top floor. We’d been sleeping there but with no electricity, no hand railing, no curtains and generally no semblance of order. First we decamped to … [Read more…]

Week 17 and 18

Week 17 was also the week of Thanksgiving and as we hosted 14 people, we spent most of the week preparing food, pies and then cleaning up. Thus we did not get much done in the house. One thing we did get finished was installing lights in the kitchen. They required a bit of fill … [Read more…]

Week 16

As we’re planning to host Thanksgiving in the upcoming weeks, the focus has been on getting the house ready for guests. The plan is mostly to throw all the junk in our bedroom and make the downstairs look pretty. To that end, I finished repairing the booze cabinet, which turned out gorgeous, if I do … [Read more…]

Week 15

Week 15 was the week of electricity. The boyfriend tackled the long list of weird electrical issues the house has. First up, installing our smart thermostat. It’s now wireless, so you can use the controller anywhere in the house. But of course, we mostly use the app on our phones. He also fixed the light … [Read more…]