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Good Start

Good Start

Wish we could start every day out like this…sitting by the fire reading the Truth…with a full day ahead doing the same.

New Front Porch…Part 4

New Front Porch…Part 4

We finished off Part 3 with only the deck rail, stairs, and staining of the wood remaining.  As we said in the last post regarding the front porch/deck, you can look at the complete instructions and pictures on How to Build a Deck or Porch with a Roof Part 4 click on the highlighted link or go to … Continue reading

New Front Porch…Part 3

New Front Porch…Part 3

Well…we (and when I say we, I mean Matt and the boys) finished covering the roof frame with 7/16″ OSB panels, and were ready to turn our attention to trimming the excess edges off the 2″x12″ boards, installing the fascia, and having the new roof installed.  As we said in Part 2, for the complete instructions and pictures of How to … Continue reading

New Front Porch…Part 2

New Front Porch…Part 2

With the monstrous posts set in concrete and squared up, the boys moved on to framing.  As we said in Part 1, for the complete instructions and pictures of How to Build a Deck or Porch with a Roof click on the highlighted link.  The framing went fairly smoothly and easily doable with two people, or so it looked … Continue reading

New Front Porch…Part 1

New Front Porch…Part 1

My wife, Sarah, wanted the front door to be located on the side of the house shown in the first pictures, so, we removed a window and framed in a new front door expecting to build a front porch to go with it.  Jump forward a year later, and she is finally getting her front … Continue reading

Flea Market Desk Made New

Flea Market Desk Made New

One of my hobbies that I’ve really begun to enjoy is finding old furniture that is still in good condition and breathing new life in it.  Matt and I found this desk at a flea market a couple weeks ago and I just fell in love with it.  The top was pretty scratched up and … Continue reading

New Kitchen Island and Flooring

New Kitchen Island and Flooring

The original kitchen island was made of 2″x3″ lumber wrapped in very thin MDF paneling that you could make a hole in with your hand.  Also, the cabinet boxes were made with MDF and had the electrical boxes held in by the thin paneling.  The kitchen floor was covered in vinyl flooring that had a … Continue reading

Horrible Dream

Last night I had a horrible dream.  I dreamt my wife had passed away and I was left to pick up the pieces without my best friend beside me.  In my dream I can remember pouring out my heart to my dad about Sarah and I’s daily routine:  wake up together and talk as she … Continue reading

Unfortunate Delay

It was an unfortunate delay in our progress on the barn. The kind of delay I try to avoid at all cost. Matt got sick.  Real sick. I was scared.  It is hard to watch your big, strong man become so weak and helpless. However, if you try, you can almost always find the silver … Continue reading