Saturday, August 23, 2008

Updates to the house

   I know I haven't posted anything about the house recently, so here are a few updates to what went on this summer. The main job was to jack up and straighten out the ceilings on the ground floor/floor of the top floor. To do that, the builder had to install a beam, so we just put a 'false' ceiling in the kitchen and dining room. The ceilings are still near 9 feet, so there is no real worry about feeling cramped, and those areas are more 'intimate' anyway.
  You'll notice the hard-wired smoke and CO2 detector that is installed in the hallway. The house is not up to code - it has even been inspected by an electrical inspector! Whooo hoo!

In that process, he removed the ceiling in the living room, and pulled out the old wall that had closed up the stairs. The banister is one he built.

From our trip to MI - this sign is in Shelby, MI

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Monday, August 04, 2008



You know... When I grow up, I'll be able to cycle on this path with Daddy!

(actual quote).
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Sunday, August 03, 2008

At the playground in Shelby


Climbing through 1 of the 2 tunnels

Up the climbing frame

Down the fireman's pole

And in the swing!
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Friday, August 01, 2008

Sophie at the goats


Declan is showing Sophie how to winch the food up to the goats (notice the greedy one with his head through the bars trying to snatch it as it goes by).

Sophie and Dex play with the rocket with their respective Daddies in the background, sippin' coffee. Sometimes it seems like not that much has changed over the years...
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