Entries Tagged as 'remodel'

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 [...]

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Remodel: Week 9

For the last two weeks we’ve had an open wound running through the remodel space. It was crying out to be fixed, filled in, tended to. And this week it was. Ken, his brother and a good friend poured concrete into the long gash into the floor. Miles, Nora and I listened as they moved [...]

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Remodel: Week 8

I came home after three days away this week and our house, while further destructed, looks like it will one day be a house I will be proud to call my own. Instead of unwanted and unexpected plumbing problems, this week we put things together, installed windows and doors we had picked out and can [...]

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Remodel: Week 7

It’s week 7. SEVEN! It’s been 7 weeks since we had a kitchen, since we lived in more than one room, since I had a dishwasher. And it’s been a few weeks since we had, you know, walls. Blogging about this every week has made me more cognizant of just how SLOW this whole process [...]

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Remodel: Week 6

When I checked in to the hotel this week, right after greeting me and making the “where are you visiting from?” small talk, the hotel clerk said, “We are in the middle of renovating the hotel. Between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm you may hear some remodeling noise.” Really? Are you kidding [...]

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Remodel: Week 5

We’re still taking everything apart. And it’s starting to depress even Ken, who thought that by now we’d be at the fun part – the putting everything back together part. We have things ready to put back together – nice new large windows, new doors to our back yard. But they aren’t quite ready to [...]

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