I think I'll begin with the yard. It's been exciting to see what will bloom next, and I've been amazed at all the beautiful dogwoods around the village (there's a gorgeous one in our front yard too!). Daffodils, tulips, and most recently, irises, have sprung up across the front yard, and the azaleas that we just planted are covered with flowers. We also planted a kitchen herb garden in the front yard, which will be visible from the future kitchen window!
|Another score from Bennett's Nursery :) Ms. Charlotte is amazing- she drew the whole herb garden out for me!|
|We created this bubble room (A.K.A. future kitchen) sometime after the chimney came down. The dust from that job was crazy, and we thought the plastic would help to contain the area while we continued working there.|
|At the end of the chimney knock-down, we still had the brick pile below subfloor level to remove. Steven's best buds are his hammer drill and sawzall!|
|... and Steven did a fantastic job of it!|
|Here we are with chimney removed to ground level and all rotten framing removed and replaced (taken last weekend)...|
|Then Steven and I put in new floor joists, also last weekend :)|
|This is when Steven pulled the one board further than he intended. Lily had to come and give her stamp of approval before we could proceed with uncovering the old floor.|