Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We had light snow again last night, so it doesn't seem
like St. Patrick's Day to me! The temperature is creeping
up though because yesterday we passed 40 degrees and
I saw people out having picnics and walking 
everywhere I went.

There has been a lot of progress on the house since I
last posted about it. We are at a bit of a standstill now
because my husband had to get back to work and get
some jobs done for customers that pay (unlike the 
work done on our house) The weather has been a
pain a few times too--at one point we were getting
pelted with rain, snow, ice and wind all in the
same day. I can handle most of it, but the slosh
of rain that came off the roof and went down my
neck as I was bent over measuring something
just about did me in.

The room to the right is the extension of our master 
bedroom. My younger brother helped to get it roofed 
just in time before more snow and rain came.

The kitchen skeleton. The dark piece of plywood to the
right was a window in our master bedroom that was
removed and moved over to the other side of the extension.
Where the window was there will be a door to the kitchen
and we were thinking a dutch door would be kind of neat
so I can leave the top open to the rest of the house when
I am in the kitchen. That way no doggies will be able to
go in the kitchen either!

Looking out the master bedroom extension. You can't see
because of the weather, but this looks right out over our
yard to the ocean and mountain.

Inside the kitchen looking north. The window to the right
looks into our garage and will be moved over to the left wall.
That looks out over the yard to the ocean and the mountain.
I'll also be able to see anybody driving up so I can throw
cookies out to them  :-)

In the kitchen looking south. My wet husband is standing
in the doorway that will have the patio door that was on
the old master bedroom. There will be a deck off the
patio door so we can sit out there on nice days.

Master bedroom completely dried in and everything
covered with new styrofoam house wrap. Since this
picture my husband has started the roof that goes
underneath the deck. What a job! It has to fit under
the deck boards, yet be strong enough and have 
enough of a slope that if the house is ever sold 
and the new owners remove the deck the roof 
has to be able to handle the snow load. Good 
thing we have the right guy on the job!

Grandma Tillie's Bakery--I can hardly wait!


Becky said...

Wow you are a bunch of busy bees despite the lingering flurries. I love the name of your bakery... it sounds so warm and friendly.

I have always wanted dutch doors. Mostly on the kids rooms and front door. Sounds like everything is taking shape. I can't wait to see your new kitchen.

Karen Deborah said...

how exciting. Are you going to amke a screened in porch off of something else?

mary said...

Wow! It already looks wonderful - you are going to love the kitchen addition! Keep showing us pictures as the project progresses. I know you love having a sweet guy who can not only rip off part of your house, but can also rebuild it bigger and better :)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I have never enjoyed the remodeling stage, but oh how I adore the finished product phase. : D Can't wait to see the new kitchen! ; )

Made your applesauce cake with whole wheat flour and a bit of tweaking -- FABULOUS! I halved the recipe and made a single layer round-kinda-fluted with a pie pan), topped it with a generous dollop of cream cheese frosting and it was a HUGE hit with the family. Pretty and tasty. Thanks for the yummy recipe. I'm always ready to print and prepare your delicious offerings.