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Porch update

As of yesterday, we have passed all but the final walk-thru inspection! Yay! Now that the electrical is signed off, we can put the rest of the ceiling boards up and call this project done for the winter. We won’t … Continue reading

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Playing catch up

It’s been a busy week! We got the electrical permit for the porch, and the Mr finished pulling wire for the ceiling lights. He’s working on modifying a light switch in the living room, to accommodate the extra fixtures. I … Continue reading

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Looking up

Today was mostly spent running errands and working on the porch. I caulked a bunch of seams and nail holes, and the Mr did a bit more on the stairs. There are just a few small pieces of finished board … Continue reading

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A step up

We have stairs! The Mr finished them today, and they are beautiful. We aren’t sure yet what we will do about a railing, but it sure is nice having sturdy, permanent stairs to the porch.

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That’s a wrap

This weekend I worked on the porch.┬áThe porch is substantial and visually “heavy”, and the 4X4 posts looked spindly (though structurally they are plenty strong enough); we decided to wrap the posts with a finished layer of wood to make … Continue reading

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Go outside and play!

We’re pretty sure the birds building the nest in our filbert are Bushtits. Very small birds, they spent the weekend making the inside cozy with fluff from a ball of wool we hung on the porch, and giving us the … Continue reading

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Progress on the home front

Hey, hey – remember our front porch? The one we are building? Well, that project is back in action; we passed three inspections earlier this week, and have two more today. It’s been such a mild winter, I figured we … Continue reading

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More making (and walking)

Good progress on our porch project; up until recently I had done very little to help and I was feeling kind of bad about it – but I got to wield my hammer over the weekend and helped get floor … Continue reading

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