Day 33-Roof Almost Finished, Ditto Dry Wall

  OK, I am done being an optimist. I hate this weather. BUT. Today I watched the men swarming the building, roof and interior, and as I let myself hate…

Day 32: Good Things About Not-Spring

Well, this is exciting! Roofers are swarming Little Blue, putting sheets of metal in neat rows. The second coat of paint is on the cupola, and the rest of the…

Day 31: Just Write

  With the first crocus, all possibilities open up. Finally the ground is beginning to shift. The siding is going up. There are chimneys in the roof for the two…

Day 30: The Trenches

Little Blue is not lovely right now. Nothing is. The sky is leaden and the trees are, as my 9-year-old says, “a bunch of sticks.” Last week, while I was…

Day 29: Windows

The guys put the windows and doors on the house this week. Last weekend, Gaby came over to help me think about landscaping, which we can’t afford right now, but…

Day 28: Pause

  The framing is complete. Plumbing begins tomorrow. Next week, windows and then maybe doors. The roof comes soon. I am supposed to be writing songs. I have bits and…

Day 27: Owl in Flight

I cannot get this owl’s face out of my head. “I’m still thinking about it,” I told my architect, who happens to also be a parent at our kids’ school….

Day 26: Empty.

Last week, I got depressed. At first, I was puzzled. I had just had one of the best weekends of my life. Our MLK@JFK had gone better than my wildest…

Day 25: Roof Beam Bridge

The roof beam is solid now, on the east and west edges of the house, but there is still no beam between the two ends. How the guys are going…