Lately, it’s felt like I was eight years old again, playing in the mud and pouring rain. The first week of June, I took a ‘vacation’ and built a huge retaining wall behind our house. My father in law, Ivan, is the man responsible for moving all the boulders with his tractor. We worked rain or shine. Actually, I can’t say enough about Ivan. He has been uber generous towards us. It took us almost the entire week to get this 60′ wall completed. Why’d we build it? Because the rocks were there. And because we didn’t want water running down the hill into our basement.
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The outside of our house is nearly finished. I’m quite pleased that it looks as good in reality as it did on paper. With the larger windows, crown molding and wide corner pieces we were hoping for an antique colonial look. I think it passes! Everything is primed inside. Kitchen cabinets go in this week. Tile and hardwood next week. Hope to move in mid February.