a random post

this post doesn't have a topic sentence. just some random pics of the house from the last few weeks.

here's the new mudroom/closet/half bath from the kitchen. on the left, you can see where the closet is framed in. on the right will be a *very* tight half bath.

and perhaps the most exciting part of all...access from the garage to the house! we think it will be well worth the sacrifice of the formal dining room. now we just need a doorknob.


here's the lovely miss beth modeling where our new john will go. i love calling it a john. so funny. i hope it's not crude? (and the falling-down duct tape represents where the window will be.)

here's a shot of our basement kitchen-cave. as you can see, we have a range set up. and a table. the other side has a fridge and microwave. there's a little pantry area, too. it'll work for now. the lights usually flicker while we eat, casting a romantic glow that could be mistaken for candlelight. very dharma initiative.


and here's a shot of me and my twin, mrs. mary jane hanson. love you mom!


and a shout out to my sister, who turns 22 today. signing out!

we're in!

we moved! we had tons of help last saturday. we got into our new place relatively smoothly!

here's a few shots of our amazing friends and family who sacrificed their saturdays to help us move.


my mom putting together our bed and avoiding our half-dead palm tree:

ben and his little buddy, marquis:

everyone in our dining room/workshop for lunch:

me, ben, and quis:


a piece of toast we found in the basement:


more pics TK! (that means "to come" in editorial speak.)

we set a date

alright folks, we are going to move into our new house this saturday, april 4.

i'm writing it here for accountability of sorts. we don't HAVE to move out of our current condo, which is the problem...it's gonna be hard to move out of this:

and into this: but it must be done! no more dragging our feet! we are paying rent AND a mortgage now, so every day we stay in the condo means we are paying double. (and granted, the above image of the house is the kitchen. we won't be living in the kitchen but i was going for a dramatic contrast.)

house projects have been on hold for the past week or so while we've waited for the help of a framer to help us build the walls with the pocket doors. we got an estimate from an electrician, a flooring friend, and a tin man, so after the walls are framed we can do electric, HVAC, and plumbing. then, we should be able to drywall, i think!

so here's to homesteading! yippee!