I find they are not the same thing. Two very different beasts, two different characters. One curious and delighted, and the other bitter and sharp. Life: It has stopped raining! (delightfully running to the window)Stress: (moves it's body a little and sniffs in disdain) Not for long. (it points at a cloud moving toward them,… Continue reading Stress and life
One minute we had nothing but a concrete pad then... Well, I could describe it but I think I'll let the pictures speak. Oh, and it only took them 3 and a half days. Magic! The first panel goes up... Is that the new front door? We have rafters... Front door from the outside with… Continue reading Magic!
The wonderful people at Bird's Hill have come through and we are finally warm! I kid you not, but after a month and a half of no heating and just a front room fire, I could cry. I was also worried about the old (1960s-1970s) gas fire... We have no more headaches and I feel… Continue reading We have fire!
Honestly, what is with the weather? Why is it so damn cold? Okay, so it is April and yesterday we had hail... This does mean that I am checking the plants outside daily. The broad beans are just above the soil and the plum is in full blossom. The fact that it is sitting in… Continue reading Spring? Or is that snow?
It has been busy and not busy. The dormers are complete and the second fix for the studio is going in today but the fella and I have been a little out of sorts. Headaches and pains and not feeling right. I thought it was the cold but then I started to wander if it… Continue reading How it is all going…
Not sure. I had every intention of writing a post last week. Every intention of writing one Monday and Tuesday but I have been tired from being super busy. You see the build has come on leaps and bounds. If anything we are now on a quiet time as we are waiting for the wooden… Continue reading Why so quiet?
It arrived! The round window is here and it is lovely... I think once it is in, it is going to make the space. I can't wait for the hand over of the studio. That looks like next week as we are waiting for the picture window. But it is looking so good already. That… Continue reading Through the round window
It is a strange world we live in, where you can log online and see news and "real" facts that can contradict each other. I do a fact-check by looking at scientific journals and such, but it takes time and if you look in the right place you can "alternative fact-check"... It is all confusing.… Continue reading Vaccine
If I were a pessimist I would say that the weather is worse because we have scaffolding up and tents around the dormers. But, luckily, I am not. Instead I am happy that everything is fine, noisy and annoying when you are trying to sleep but despite the weather the build is going well. I… Continue reading Another stormy night
I got to stop referring to it as a garage. The conversion is almost done. We are waiting on the windows and doors but the hand over of this phase should be at the end of next week. Then we have a three week wait for the wood frame (couldn't be avoided) and boom, the… Continue reading The Studio