OUR NEW HOUSE

One day of construction at a time

Bike shed

Bike shed

Count it among the little things we are doing to make our house more usable; we added a small bike shed in our back yard. True to pandemic form, the shed was out of stock for quite a while before it was available again.  And it took two guys 7 hours to put it together;Read more about Bike shed[…]

The shed

The shed

The last bit of actual construction we had to do was to build a shed. We wanted to have a place to store all the stuff that was taking up space in our garage.  We build it where our wood rack used to be, in the far corner of the yard.  We used an oldRead more about The shed[…]

Outdoor furniture

Outdoor furniture

While our pool was in progress in early 2020, we started planning our outdoor furniture.  The pandemic delaying things somewhat, but by late 2020 we had all of our furniture in place. The furniture really makes the outdoor spaces livable and enjoyable. Around the pool: Back patio Pool house: Front patio Front yard: Decks: ItRead more about Outdoor furniture[…]

Living in it

Living in it

Almost a year since the pandemic began, and 7 months since our last post.  Life has been mostly about living in and enjoying our house, at a time when we really appreciate having our house to enjoy. After finishing our pool, outdoor BBQ area, chicken coop, doing some landscape refreshing, and adding more solar inRead more about Living in it[…]

More solar

More solar

When we installed our solar system in 2018, we installed a little more than half what we had the capacity for on the roof.  The idea was that we didn’t want to over install solar, so we thought we’d sit back and see what portion of our usage the initial array offset.  In the yearRead more about More solar[…]