Monthly Archives: November 2011

Slab done – Where is everyone?

After a flurry of activity last Wednesday to complete the concrete slab before Thanksgiving, it’s been quiet in the backyard (if you don’t count the sounds of pounding waves, wind and rain). It was interesting to watch the slab get … Continue reading

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Onto every building site a little rain must fall.

It was looking a little too clean for a constructions site in November – until this afternoon that is, when the the predicted rain started falling. Thankfully the rain arrived after the major work for today was completed so I’m … Continue reading

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Wanted: A New Kitchen

We knew the first time we walked through the house that #1 on our list of renovations was the kitchen. Even with new cabinet doors that had just been installed and good stainless steel appliances, we immediately started to brainstorm … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground

I’m  not referring to the figure of speech – yesterday we LITERALLY broke a lot of ground and that required bringing in the heavy equipment.  Breaking up the concrete sidewalk, brick and concrete stairs was really entertaining.  Using the backhoe … Continue reading

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Out with the old!

The first day of actual work has finally arrived! I’ll be able to remember exactly what day we started because it’s my sister’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Christine! The first phase of the project is to build the addition and get … Continue reading

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Change is good!

I think I finally have something to blog about. Faced with a relo from Arizona to Ohio, it was my suggestion that we look for a house on Lake Erie. When we found one we could afford, on a lot … Continue reading

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