Entries Tagged as 'remodel'

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Remodel: Week 18

Within hours of having moved into our new space, both kids had knocked their heads on the concrete floor. Miles fell while trying to get off of a ride-on toy; Nora hit her head when lowering herself to looks for something under a table. It was inevitable, really. And it was the thing I most [...]

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Remodel: Week 17 (Part II)

We moved back into the living space! It’s not done, but it’s close. And we’re all happy about it! Thanks to Uncle Ian for moving furniture and refrigerators and smiling the whole time. And to my parents for dusting and cleaning windows and organizing and and and…

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Remodel: Week 17 (Part I)

The floor needed a second coat of sealer, a coat that we hadn’t planned on, a coat that set us back a week in the move-in process. We’ve run around the open space plently this week, hearing footsteps and screeches echoing in the still unfurnished room. But tomorrow. Tomorrow there will be furniture (the old [...]

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Remodel: Week 16

I started the school year in exile. The fumes from the concrete sealer kept us out of the house unexpectedly Sunday night, sleeping at my parents the night before school started like it was some flashback to when I was the student in high school and not a teacher. Except this time I was married [...]

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Remodel: Week 15

I was a concrete skeptic. Concrete is cold. It is hard. It isn’t what I grew up with, not what we had in our first house. But Ken wanted concrete, assured me that it would be beautiful and fun and not just the cold and industrial substance that I assumed it to be. So this [...]

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Remodel: Week 14

My favorite class in grad school was  a literature class where we applied the philosophy of space to 19th century literature. My final paper for the course, where I applied Bachelard’s theories of appropriated and unappropriated space to Wuthering Heights and Mill on The Floss, began: Despite being amorphous and ethereal, the concept of home [...]

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Remodel: Week 13

I left for BlogHer right after I posted the last remodel update. When I left, we still had no sheetrock, were living in the bedrooms only. I was away all weekend and Ken took time away from house projects to take on full time dad duty. He sent me pictures of himself looking exhausted (he [...]

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Remodel: Week 12

I leave bright and super super early tomorrow morning (look for an awesome guest blog here tomorrow!). I’m packed (mostly) and snuggled Miles and Nora just a little bit more tonight before bed since I won’t see them again until Sunday afternoon. And I’m leaving them in a house that is getting closer and closer [...]

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Remodel: Week 11

I haven’t seen the house in a week. We are back in Austin, but not back home. We flew in last night (thus I’m posting this morning). This week of progress has left us without air conditioning until tonight and with new insulation that we need to stay away from for 48 hours. So all [...]

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Remodel: Week 10

Our remodel hit double digits this week and we made double digit progress. Crazy progress. So much progress I had to leave town. After I complained last week about nothing getting done and nothing pretty taking shape, we got our new mailbox/mail slot in the mail. And it’s pretty, y’all. It really is. It’s the [...]

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