Monday, March 22, 2010

My Girls

These lovely ladies have been my support, my courage, my strength and my joy.  I am truly blessed!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Slow and Steady

OK - so you have to know that it was my full intention to help the Farmer work on this project this weekend.  I donned the work boots, old blue jeans, heck - I even wore some pretty snazzy work gloves!  I hauled out the pry bars, hammers, even some shovels, all with the intention to be working, side by side, husband and wife, fully bonded, on this project.
Then he ripped down the first wall.....uhm, let's just say that it only took about two seconds before I was suddenly watching from the outside of the building.  Copious amounts of dust bellowing out the doorways and windows kept my feet firmly planted on the grass rather then in the asbestosis flavored air within the old chicken coop.  The Farmer worked alone.
I do have to interject that it was not MY fault he worked alone.  He only had one air filtering mask and decided he needed it more then I would and that I should stay far from harms way.
So I tried to be a good and dutiful wife.  I went and warmed up the skid-loader, started the tractor (which had to be moved in order to retrieve the skid-loader from it's niche inside the machine shed.) and awaited further instruction.  After a few feeble attempts to remove nails from the large sections of wall that would emerge spontaneously from the dark depths of the coop, I took to sitting in the warm skid-loader, heat blasting, watching my dear husband do his work.  That lasted only about 20 mintues, then I resumed watching from inside the house, while reading a novel.....
I do have to say, that man can get down to business.  The walls are now bear and we will be wiring this coming weekend.  I have a call into a local mason to do some tuck point work and wall repair on the brick, and we have consulted a tin man (for lack of a better word...) to replace the tin on the outside of the building....Thinking green...or slate blue....
Windows will also be ordered this week.  I will keep you posted as we progress.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Monday, March 1, 2010

New Project Underway

As some of you may know, we have been kicking around the idea of transforming one of our outbuildings into a photography studio for quite some time now.  Well, this weekend we finally began to tackle this humongous project!  I have to admit - I have had a hard time envisioning what the finished product might look like.  It is the Farmer who kept pushing onward - ready to make this dream a reality!  He has plans of vaulted ceilings, a heated floor, new drywall, and electrical grids.  He is a man on a mission.

And now, with his ideas and "Grab the Bull by the Horns" mentality...I can finally start to see it.  Can you see it?  It is there - underneath this large pile of junk, but it is there!  Is that my bike?...

Now you can see why we have been procrastinating....But I can start to picture some lovely overstuffed chairs....An antique trunk table....Maybe some can lights....Hummmmmmm

Oh look - there is the Farmer back for another load of junk!
But right there - that is why this is going to make a beautiful studio - do you see those skylights!?  6 skylights and 8 windows - what more can a Natural Light Photographer wish for?!?
And so the process begins.  Today we emptied the building and burned all the burnable junk.  Tomorrow we start ripping down plywood!  Good thing the Farmer specializes in demolition work!