Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What in The World Have We Been Up To?

It's been a few weeks since a post and don't think it hasn't been on my list, but man, unless I can clone myself, posts are going to be a little thin for a while.

We have been so busy. Children moving, friends in the hospital, Halloween (in this family, it is a HUGE production)
and house work. House work in the most literal sense. We have been working on the house here at the Homestead for about four years.

It's been slow going for us on this project. It's the age old problem; If we had the time to work on it, we didn't have the money, and vice versa.
But I got a bee in my bonnet this year. I have pledged to finish the downstairs of the "Cottage" before the holidays THIS YEAR!

 Our niece and June started helping me in August and have been so great with everything I have set them to. There is a steep learning curve going on, but everyone is up to the task in an astonishingly short time.
 The roof desperately needs replacing, so I have been trying to decide what color of tin to use.

 I like the "Copper Penny" a lot.
I am reluctant to blather on about getting the house into shape because it really is pretty dry to talk about light fixtures and debating the merits of different kinds of roofing, insulation and dry walling methods, but I just wanted you to know we haven't fallen off the edge of the earth and (knock on wood) we will soon be living in a real house!