The Aftermath. An Adventure in Remodeling

Well, it’s done. The workers from Timeless Barn Company succeeded in making our big room upstairs “amazing”. They’ve cleaned up the mess, packed up their tools, and are on to adventures elsewhere. The only thing left to be done is the flooring, which is yet undecided. Rob has expressly, explicitly FORBIDDEN me to move even ONE STICK of furniture into the room until AFTER the flooring is done. Otherwise (we both know this is true) we will settle in comfortably and will still be looking at OSB subfloor disgracing this beautiful room for years to come… Continue reading The Aftermath. An Adventure in Remodeling

“No one will ever see it.” – an adventure in remodeling

Invisible Woman BookThere is a story told of a rich man who came to visit a European cathedral while it was being built, and he saw a workman carving a tiny bird on the inside of a beam. He was puzzled and asked the man, ‘Why are you spending so much time carving that bird into a beam that will be covered by the roof? No one will ever see it.’ And the workman replied, ‘Because God sees.’

~ Nicole Johnson, read more at The Invisible Woman – When Only God Sees

Our latest remodeling adventure is well underway – this project involves the finishing of the interior of a big room we added over the garage to keep our house from looking weird. The garage looked dumb before, and we were determined that the replacement NOT follow in it’s footsteps. Continue reading “No one will ever see it.” – an adventure in remodeling

“I got this, really. How hard can it be?” – A chapter of My Stubborn Valentine

Last time saw my husband Rob expending considerable time and effort, orchestrating the demolition of an old barn some 50 miles from our home in Alexandria, Indiana – hauling the timbers back here for an undetermined project, and storing them safely in a rented barn down the road. The effort was a success, but it concluded with both of us exhausted, and not too keen on wrestling those big beams around any more. For a while. Continue reading “I got this, really. How hard can it be?” – A chapter of My Stubborn Valentine

“Tell them that we will take it.” – A chapter of My Stubborn Valentine

February always finds me sharing Valentine’s Day stories, and this year is no exception. Most folks view the adjective “stubborn” as a negative trait. And indeed the very first word of dictionary.com’s definition is “unreasonably“. However, option two and three are much more flattering in that they tell us a stubborn person is:

fixed or set in purpose on opinion; resolute and

obstinately maintained, as a course of action

These describe my Valentine (husband Rob) to a T. Continue reading “Tell them that we will take it.” – A chapter of My Stubborn Valentine