First Fire

Well, I guess that’s it, summer’s over.  We hooked the wood stove up to the chimney today and enjoyed our first fire!Those of you who have been around here for a while might recognize our lovely Jotul stove, which we were careful to remove from the old house before we listed it for sale last yearRead 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

An Update

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but we’re finally back to a somewhat normal life and schedule. My husband has returned to work, and while we’re not quite living in the house yet, we’re hopefully only a few weeks away. Our time spent working on the house was pretty great – weRead more

Garden Firsts

The smallest hint of a garden has begun popping up around the house, as the bulbs I planted a month or so ago have recently started to bloom.These varieties will naturalize and spread, and should eventually blanket the hillside with blooms. It’s not much, but it’s a start!

Let there be light!

We did it!! We managed to wire two complete circuits and get them both working! That’s a happy man you see before you – I hate to think what his expression would have been like if nothing had happened when he flicked that switch! We’ve been freezing our buns off for the past few days,Read more

Days 1 and 2

We got started on the house wrap on Saturday, but we quickly became too short for the job… …the rest is on hold until we get either taller ladders or scaffolding. I wired my very first electrical outlet today! Only 200 or so left to go…

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

Spring Fever

First off, thank you all so much for your input regarding appliances, it was a huge help! It sounds like the consensus is to go with white, and I think I’ve found the ones that I want (more on that later). I saw an ad for Heartland Appliances recently that said “Stainless steel belongs inRead more