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    Putting out some effort for our outbuilding

    It’s time to shape up the barn.  This area was once a storage area for farm tools and supplies.  As with much of this house, it was stacked with stuff/junk/treasure (it’s all in the perspective). This is what it looked like when we bought this project so we really didn’t know what was inside: We are changing the appearance, the foundation, and the name.  We are calling the “shop”. Our timing to complete this shop is needed to set up the necessary tools to finish our interior house projects; such as the barn doors and shelves. Step one was to clear out the old treasures/junk… We wanted to find the…

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    Nesting

    On these summer nights, the window stays open.  This leads to fresh cool air flowing in throughout the night, yielding good rest.  Until….4:30 A.M. that is, which is when the chirping of birds get the new day started.  Birds nest, meaning they prepare their homes to protect and feed their young.  “Nesting Phase” is a term used to describe the urge that is typical for pregnant women who frantically clean to prepare for the new baby’s arrival.  For this house, the new baby years are in the past, but the preparation of turning this restored farmhouse into home is in progress.  Paul will tease me as I move things around…