Happy Canada Day!

Wishing my fellow Canucks a very happy Canada Day! July 1st is also the anniversary of the day we moved into our house, we have been living here for two years now. We’ll be taking part in community celebrations, followed up with a barbeque in the rain (how west coast). So grateful to live whereRead more

Playing Catch-Up

First off, thank you for all of your kind words of support and encouragement! I loved hearing about others who have lived or are currently living a similar kind of live/work arrangement. So, as promised, here are a few photos to show you what we’ve been up to (none of them are very new, butRead more

Rumours of my death are greatly exaggerated…

I thought that, on the off chance anyone’s even bothering to check in here anymore, I’d better get with it and post some kind of update so you don’t all think I’ve fallen off the face of the earth! The big news is, we’re officially living here!! We moved in on Canada Day (July 1,Read more

And so it begins…

First off, thanks for your nice comments about my little dresser project. I’m sorry that I haven’t been responding to each of you individually as much as I’d like, and I promise to be better about it when things settle down a bit! Speaking of not having a spare moment, the house is finally toRead more

Good Omens

Whew! Things are starting to fly along at lightening speed around here! We’re in a rush to find things like fixtures so that the plumbing rough-in can happen (it’s starting this weekend!), as well as finalizing a few other things. We bought two of our kitchen appliances yesterday, so I can move on to dreamingRead more

Long time no see!

I don’t know if there’s anyone coming around here after I’ve taken such a long and unexpected hiatus, but if you’re reading this, thanks for stopping by! No, I haven’t been busy working on our house, things are only just getting underway now. As I was saying to someone earlier today, the construction industry inRead more

We’re Out!

We’ve finally finished our move, and have almost settled in at my mother’s place (which is where we’ll be staying while our house is being built). It was kind of sad to leave our little house (it was just under 800 square feet at the best of times, though it seemed much smaller in theRead more

Spring Garden

I love spring! Everything is so green, and the air smells incredible. Here’s what’s going on around the garden. The lilacs are largely responsible for the sweet smelling air. This one sits at the edge of the veggie garden, and there’s a white one in the front. There’s a thick carpet of sweet woodruff coveringRead more

The House

After much deliberation, we have finally picked out house plans! The one that we chose is a Ross Chapin design called the Morgan Hill, and it is exactly what we were looking for as far as a modest, efficient layout, and it is a design that will work perfectly on the building site. The houseRead more

Seeds and House Plans

There was enough of a break in activity over the weekend that I finally managed to plant some tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and cabbage. It’s a little later than I would like, but according to the planting chart that I have from West Coast Seeds, I’m pretty close to being on schedule. You may be askingRead more