Final Countdown

24 Mar

photo by Trace

The first day of Spring really snuck up on me. I had hoped to have the foundation and framing up by now, but I seriously underestimated the time it would take to demolish 1450 square feet of the old house and find an engineer that is down with the program (strawbale) and is willing to keep it real (natural).

Pushing my oversight on the scale of the demolition aside, we’ve really accomplished a lot in the past few months – shit, we’ve accomplished a lot just this month, as shown below. It’s also felt really good to have people pitch in from time to time. It makes everything feel like it moves 5 times faster, probably because it’s a lot more fun. Matthew, Ben and Kathleen came to help smash the roof, Julia threw caution to the wind to help us get the ceiling down in the second story; Nick did the same for the flooring. Matt and Kat lovingly mule-d rubble with us this past weekend, Adah smashed the piano. And the beautiful weather and increase in the sun keeps me going throughout the week. Not to mention Trace tearing ass every day after work. Somebody please call him and try to get him to take a break!

I think the next few weeks will bring clarity to what the hell the rest of this year is going to look like.

I’m trying so hard to grow my patience. This weather is doing a lot to help in that department. We took Sunday off last weekend and I spent the afternoon plastering with Danielle and Greg on Danielle’s home (which is gorgeous!). This weekend we’re going to spend a little less time cleaning up, and get back into the garden and hang out with the chickies.

One Response to “Final Countdown”

  1. David Reed May 26, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Wow!! I am very anxious to see updates to this process!!

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