Trying to wing the floor plans ourselves.


This weekend we took all the measurements of Our Tour with the aid of a Laser Liner distance measurement scanner that a friend lent to us.  Our friend told us it was really easy to use, and boy was he right. All you have to do is set it up against a wall and point. (more…)


A virtue I lack.

Found objects

Voici some random objects we found in the attic. My mood can be perfectly summed up by that little guy’s face in the painting.

Cannot wait for this summer. Cannot wait to take “our Tour” to the next level.

Between the craptastic weather we’ve been having and our obligations to job and family, the renovation work has been progressing at a snail’s pace.

We’ve gotten some good things done: We repaired the roof and solidified the beams in the attic, we’ve done the lion’s share of the demolition work,  exposing the ceiling beams and some of the stone walls (while making some cool discoveries in the process). But I can’t wait for our Tour to be habitable, even if it’s just one floor. Unfortunately, we’re just not there yet.

In July and August we’ll step it up a notch. The floor plans will be made and we’ll install the heat and plumbing (yeah, it’d be nice to have a toilet INSIDE the house).

And much, much later, the fun part will come: Decorating! This little guy is kinda kitsch, but I’ll find a place for him somewhere.

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