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the light at the end of the tunnel

the light at the end of the tunnel

We have survived demo and drywall, electrical and plumbing, all the inspections. And finally, we are starting to see the light at the end of the remodeling tunnel.  Will I jinx myself if I say that the worst of it is over? Day Twelve – Hardwoods replaced.  You can see where the walls used to … Continue reading

it’s still a mess, but that’s okay

it’s still a mess, but that’s okay

Here’s the progression of the kitchen remodel, so far. It’s still a big mess, but it won’t be for much longer. Everything is taken from pretty much the same angle. Before: Day One Day Two – Demo done Day Three – New walls being framed Day Four – More framing Day Six – Electric and … Continue reading

and so it begins

and so it begins

We have packed and packed and packed. And done laundry and cleaned and rearranged. And mentally prepared ourselves for living for (at least) six weeks without a kitchen or laundry room. We baked the last cake, cooked the last pizza, and said our goodbyes to our kitchen. And then, yesterday, the big day finally arrived. … Continue reading

remodeling our life

remodeling our life

I started packing up the kitchen today, putting away preschool lunch boxes (unused for three years, now) and the small appliances that have barely been touched since being tucked far away in a cupboard nine years ago. There’s so much that goes in to making a kitchen — the heart of the home. It isn’t … Continue reading

signs of spring/leaps of faith

signs of spring/leaps of faith

The remaking of our home has begun in earnest. I have convinced my family to take a leap of faith with me this year, and this is our second step on that path.  (The first? Not signing the contract for our kids to return to private school in the fall. That decision is a whole … Continue reading

working on the house

working on the house

So, our life has been full of big changes lately.  Our daughter was accepted to a new school — a really great public school, in fact — and that has changed so much for us. Instead of sacrificing and saving our pennies, we have some financial breathing room again. Instead of moving to the suburbs … Continue reading

a day at the zoo

a day at the zoo

The thing about contemplating a move is when you realize how much you are leaving. A new town seems so bright and shiny and full of promise. A new house, a new school, a new start. But then you look around you and realize how much you love the comfortable present—the well-worn path to school … Continue reading