The House

What will our love nest look like?

The posts below are about the planning and building of our love nest.

Septic comes together

After many long days of digging rock, exploding rock, digging more rock, pick-axing rock, then digging more rock (get enough idea yet)… we’ve finally begun the construction phase on our septic system. We’ve filled

The right tool

There’s an old adage about “using the right tool for the job”. There’s also one about “time is money”. Occasionally these intersect at “right tool for the time”. We hit this intersection while building

Growing our strengths

Let me just say this, not all of this project plays to my strengths.  A project of this size can’t possibly play to all of my (many!  ahem…. ) strengths.  In fact, the beauty

Permits and plans and papers

And this week the paperwork tide shifted.  This was the week that the paperwork that so intimidates me –I’m coming to terms with the fact that I don’t have a lot of trust in

It’s a House !

Today was a busy day for the LoveNest household. We filed an updated driveway plan with the county (and discovered we immediately need to do a 3rd filing), then we filed for our building

Vent Hoods

I LOVE vent hoods! This is not an overstatement or hyperbole. There’s something amazing about a well-designed vent hood that effectively whisks away the smoke emanating from a perfectly crisping item in a pan,

One discounted tile at a time: the bathroom

Personally, I don’t understand why people what huge bathrooms, or two his/hers sinks (or other non-herteronormative equivalents).  Things I want in my bathroom are warmth, light, and a towel within reach.  And to not

Certified pre-dented truck

As Richard said, we just bought  a truck.  A certified pre-dented truck.  It is also canary yellow.  Or perhaps 35mph-turn-ahead-sign yellow.  Or perhaps daffodil yellow.  And let’s hope it’s not lemon yellow.   Here’s

It’s Truck Time!

There was hemming… There was hawign… Gears shifted and grinded and then it happened. We bought a truck! A truck has been one of our major house-related purchases that we knew needed to be

Light Switches

You know one thing I never expected to disagree with Kori about on this project? Light switches. But we found ourselves at an interesting impass a few weeks back and it led to some

Latest House Plan Update

Here’s a visual update to our latest house plans. We have played with dimensions a lot moving things around as we placed windows, and debated the fine points of deck size and commode gappage.

Making Stakes

Today I decided to make some stakes for marking out various locations on the property. Locations that need to be marked include the septic field, well, driveway, and house. 3 ft. Pine Grade Stakes