House, Progress, Shopping, Yard

More Unpacking

Yes, it has been over a week since the last post…unpacking is exhausting. Last Friday, the dining room table arrived. It will be August before the chairs show up.  I consider it real progress to finally have a table. We went with the largest option, it also has a leaf that expands it to about… Read More More Unpacking

House, Projects, Yard

Weekend Updates

The weekend was a blur of juggling home improvement errands, projects and busy boys…as traffic challenges continue in Atlanta. The primary goal of the weekend was to resolve the issue of the HVAC floor returns, formerly located in a wall that no longer exists. We found wood registers, removed the plastic register bits to create return grilles… Read More Weekend Updates

Progress, Yard

Fence & Front Porch

The fence, also known as the child containment unit, was completed today. These drains will be buried soon. Also, those gates can be lifted out entirely, so we can haul mulch into the backyard (next week, maybe). The new front porch rail is the other big progress this week. The posts went in on Thursday.… Read More Fence & Front Porch

Projects, Yard

The Fence

The fence company arrived at 9:30 am.   There were many, many trips with supplies, buckets, tools, etc.   The backyard is complicated, and this fence installation requires the use of a machete and a chainsaw.     It looks like we will go into day 2 before the fence is wrapped up. Stay tuned.… Read More The Fence

Projects, Yard

Damn Rain

The rain has been interfering with outside progress for the past few days. There is not very much to report. The lower deck was finished up on Friday.     We spent most of the weekend running between hardware stores and furniture stores. The need for a dining room table is driving most of the… Read More Damn Rain



I forgot this one yesterday. This is the view from the deck, when you step out of the newly-added door from the master. The hydrangeas are starting to bloom, and I will be looking at them while drinking coffee in the morning very, very, soon.