Things have felt slow moving for the past month, but we are finally seeing some huge progress! It took us about two weeks to correct an issue with some structural beams (thanks to our plumber) but we passed our building inspection and have finally put in insulation and WALLS! We have also started priming the… Continue reading Progress!
Demo and Construction
When I started this blog, I was so sparkly and fresh. So doe eyed. So naive. Something about nearly two months of demoing has weathered my spirit a bit. Could be the feeling of having a constant layer of plaster and rubble covering every inch of the skin and scalp. Could be the swollen hands,… Continue reading Demo and Construction
This is a walkthrough of the house, with a nice view of the street and front of the place. Check it out!
We officially own this mess…!
We had some blunders and setbacks, but we are now OFFICIALLY home owners. Yep, we own this mess. I went to the house on Tuesday night to tidy up a bit and cut down the hideous bushes out front. We are doing another run through with our contractor this weekend, and will start major work… Continue reading We officially own this mess…!
Floor Plans, Before and After (Maybe…)
The Birdhouse has a classic Victorian layout: closed off rooms (to keep heat in) and a back stairwell (for service quarters). It is certainly livable as is, but we are hoping to make some updates. This is what the first floor looks like now: This floor plan was really intended to be a representation of… Continue reading Floor Plans, Before and After (Maybe…)
Birds Birds, Everywhere…
The Birdhouse. With a name like that, it is only fitting that birds love the place. We went to the house today to meet the fire inspector, and there were birds flitting about, hanging out on our gutters and windowsill, flying back and forth. ‘How cute’ I thought to myself. Then we got up to… Continue reading Birds Birds, Everywhere…
The Birdhouse is Born…
If you know me and George, you likely already know that we are buying a house. But if you stumbled upon us, now you ALSO know that we are buying a house! WOO! We’re calling it the Birdhouse because a little bird was sitting in the window when we went to scope out the property.… Continue reading The Birdhouse is Born…