#1,347 Stake Out.

It’s real now. We’re really going to build a new shop in the backyard. I never thought I’d see the day.

This afternoon we measured and staked out the perimeter of the slab we’re planning to have poured soon.

Baker laid against my legs and pawed at the stakes as I was helping Ben. I like him.

In the interest of not living in a construction zone and destroying the yard too much, we’re planning to build it in phases.

1. Pour a slab. We can use it to park there when the carport and driveway and grandmother’s garage are full. It’ll be real nice.

2. Put a roof on it. Then it’ll be a carport for a little while.

3. Put walls on it, and the craftsman-style shop will be complete and we will then tear down our existing little workshop if it hasn’t already caved in by then. We’re planning to do something like this except in the same colors as our house (Blonde by Sherwin Williams for anyone who is looking for the a good bungalowish muted shade of yellow):

In bigger news, tomorrow is going to be Lucy’s birthday! I’ll be reporting on the first Rasberry baby born in 28 years. I’m planning to be posted up at the hospital all day long. I might be too excited to sleep! I’ve got our guest rooms all set in case Mallorie’s family needs to stay here. It’s finally finished (except for curtains):


Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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6 thoughts on “#1,347 Stake Out.

  1. Love that craftsman style shop. It will look great with your house.

    Good luck to Mallorie and Jim today! Your whole family must be so excited.

  2. Good luck to Mallorie today and safe passages for Lucy! I am a labor & delivery nurse so I get to experience the miracle every day.

    What a lucky girl Lucy is going to be.


  3. I love the shop — it is going to be so cute!

    Good luck to Mallorie and Jim – what an exciting weekend. Prayers that all goes well.

    The bedroom you finished is lovely. How I wish you lived closer. I would tap into your genius!

  4. Tell her to go for the epidural- especially if she is on Pitocin. No one every regrets getting it (epidural). And then kick everyone out of the room (except Jim) and take a nap.


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