OMG I can't believe it is all done! OUR ADDITION that we have been talking about for years! We got so impatient, we just decided to stop futzing around and GO FOR IT to see what happened.
Our contractor was sooooo amazing, it was like the place was virtually erected overnight, just like it was in the old days
. Do we have connections or what?!?!? The minute the plans were approved by the city, the crew arrived and started framing up the stick. I was astonished, given all that I'd heard about contractors in this town. By sundown, they were putting on the final coat of stucco.
Here she is:
I also have to give mad love to our architect, Candace Haver, who was able to help us strike that perfect balance between progress + preservation. Candy, you've done your Papa Haver proud!
I can't wait to have you all over for barbecue. You will NOT believe the BBQ pit area that Candace designed for us out back. We can seat fourty now, easy. Also, our new balcony is I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E.
I'm so relieved that is all over, and even though I vowed I'd never live in a two-story ever again, I have to say that I'm quite comfortable running up and down the stairs all day long. Its not so bad as I remembered. The view into my neighbor's yard is fascinating! You'd not believe the junk they have squirreled away back there. I think I even saw a garden I shouldn't have. Wow!
We tripled our space in a day with this addition. What am I going to do with all my stuff (or lack of it)?!? We just spent the last year giving it all away -- the place is going to be a barenaked ghost town now. Echo...echo...echo....! Helllllloooo Mastercard!
Anyway, enough about me and my house. What have YOU been up to, you lazy ass?