Wednesday, July 23, 2008

 My life in our ongoing (never ending?) project house

Some day I will get back to writing (and that will be a really exciting thing for me!). For now, things continue to be a bit crazy due to much remodeling, and I will simply leave you with a few pictures.
I have to say, this is bordering on insanity. :) The roof was coming along nicely. We were to the point where shingles were going on - finally!
Then they started on our back porch...
The walls were gong to be extended to accommodate a more effective roof pitch. After the old roof came off it became evident that the entire porch would need to be torn down and rebuilt. The old wood was rotting out (Oh if only you could have been here to smell that aroma yesterday as they pulled it all down...). This project is becoming just a tad more extreme that we had planned. Dave is tired. He is working so hard and at times gets discouraged at how tedious and time consuming it all can be. At the same time, we are so excited about the vast improvements we are making!
That area above the stone foundation - that was my back porch. :) It's so odd now to look out my back kitchen window and see sunlight.
Noe is in awe of his daddy's skills. :) He stands at the window and watches for periods of time which defy his toddler attention span.
The demolition of the back porch required every thing that had been stashed in there (it had kinda became the throw-every thing-you-don't-know-what-to-do-with place. You may not know what one of those are, but if you don't you are really missing out) to go somewhere. Why not the scrubbed and shined kitchen? Perhaps I was just a touch too proud of my accomplishments. I've seldom seen the de-cleansing process happen so quickly. :) Fortunately I drew on some kind of unexplainable adrenaline last night and re-cleansed. :) Our front porch has become the stash-the things-you-don't-have-a-place-for at this point.
So this is me for now. I keep glancing up at the roof above me and walls around me just to make sure they aren't being torn down. The way this project has morphed, you just never know what might happen next...
Hey, I just popped my head outside and I'm so glad I did. Much progress has been made since last I checked. Let me show you. And the amazing man behind all of the work:

If I could just take a moment to brag on my guy a bit (big departure from the norm I know!). Remember this farewell to carbs? Well, I gave up a few for his sake, and certainly don't do as much baking as I used to, but me and the little guys still indulge a fair amount. Dave shocked me at his dedication! He's really an all or nothing guy, so I shouldn't have been too surprised. Once he makes his mind up he's there. He reached his goal weight yesterday! Woo hoo! Check out that slim profile. :)

I'll check in with you all later. Hoping that the rest of this house stays intact -

13 comments:

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

The house is looking great! Love the pic of Noe watching out the window.

Our attic upstairs is where I toss everything I don't know what to do with. Then it gets to a point where I can't even get in there anymore :)

Anne Elizabeth said...

My WHOLE UPSTAIRS has become the area where I toss everything that I don't have a place for. Your home is really coming along. I love old homes but they sure are A LOT of work. Everytime we finish one project here 5 more spring up. lol... At least I can laugh about it. Well for now I can.

Smilingsal said...

It must be hard to live with such a perfect man, but I guess being perfect, he choose someone pretty special!

Sarah M. said...

Praying the "Morphing Monster" begins to settle a bit! Congrats to David!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Well, first off...a huge congrats to Dave! Amazing! As somebody who is trying to cut out carbs myself, I can complete relate to him...it's not easy. He looks fantastic!

The house is really coming along! I know you all are dealing with a lot, but it will all be worth it in the end. Can't wait to see the finished product. :)

dani said...

good for dave, wendi:) that low carb thing doesn't work for me; i'm really glad it did for him!!! the house is coming along and will be finished more sooner than later... just hang in there.
btw... i am in the process of getting rid of ALL the "i don't know what to do with this" stuff i have accumulated over the past 18 years +!!! and, it feels pretty good:D
love,
dani

Elizabeth said...

wow...what great dedication for your hubby. i can see a big change in that photo! :-)

give a big ole pat on the back for me!

Elizabeth said...

btw...the house is lookin' great...can't wait to see the final product.

Lisa said...

My goodness - that is a big house project!!! I bet it will be beautiful when it is all said and done - until then though I know it can be tough....
Amazing that your hubby can do it all - you are one lucky girl!!!!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Super post! .... I wish my wife wouls say something like that about me :-)

Maybe I should add on to my place ??

Amanda said...

looking great! and i love the reality that everyone has a toss everything there isn't a place for place! that is our office....errr...junk room!

Elizabeth said...

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY is up at my place. :-) hope you join in. :-)

chelle said...

what a darling little house...and your husband sounds a lot like mine: AMAZING! And good for him for cutting out the carbs. Chin up, dearie as eventually you'll make it through the mess.