By popular demand, I present to you the “Before” photos of our new home!
The wife and I have many, MANY, great projects planned for this house and property. Most of which we plan to endure ourselves. We have been in the process of attempting to begin a joint blogging project in which we document and share our progress as we tackle the challenges of moving into our first home and maintaining a nearly 100 year old structure. This, coupled with the enormous amount of work involved in moving into a house and settling all our belongings has been a major cause for delay with updates. Hopefully, this new model of progress updates will encourage us to post much more frequently with greater content!
The front door.
Living Room on the Right, Stairs to the Left, Kitchen Straight up the middle.
The Living Room
The Wood Stove (and Regis before we removed his radar dish)
View from the Front Porch, accessible only through the Living Room
The Kitchen and the largest complication with the house, this is the ONLY counter space.
The high shelves are fairly useless, even I, at 6’2″ need a step stool to reach.
The Dinning end of the combined Kitchen / Dinning Room
The “Work bench,” obviously this is woefully insufficient for the projects we have planned, a planned expansion into the entire garage is in order.
The Second Floor
There will be many more photos to follow, and look out for an announcement of the new blog!
It has been a while, certainly much longer than I would have liked, but I am still here. The Wife and I have undertaken some rather extensive projects as of late, but we hope to gain our free time back in a few weeks. It’s been a stressful few weeks, but the work is worthwhile so its hard to complain.
Though I have been absent, I have not been stagnant. There have been a precious few hours I have managed to steal away from the glowing captor we call the computer screen. This past weekend I was able to partake in one of my favorite activities, macro photography. I enjoy viewing the world of the tiny as if it were intractable. I enjoy the unique perspectives gained from composing the view of an object to cause wonder and amazement. I enjoy witnessing the moment of recognition as an observer realizes that the view before them is in fact just a very small portion of a very familiar object.
I traveled through the back yard of my parents house this weekend and tried to focus on the structural properties of nature, and also the degrading effects of the environment acting on stationary exposed equipment. The results of which are wholly unique and highly interesting.
You can view more here…
Unfortunately, there will likely be a few more weeks of infrequent posts, but after that I hope to return you to your regularly scheduled programming with more thought about everything!
Yesterday was my birthday and even though I was told not to expect any surprised, I was surprised indeed when several of my friends provided my wife with photos of themselves holding signs of birthday wishes and other messages. She took these photos and compiled them into a great video you can see below.
I kinda like being married to her!