Our love affair, and sometimes bitter battle, with the Seely House.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
June 3, 2010
The north yard has been backfilled and Dave set the boys to work collecting large stone from the fill. Our hope is to use these to make a stone wall somewhere in the yard. In the photos under the house, look how much headroom Dave has created! When we started, the best headroom in the basement still caused Dave to bang his head on the floor joists regularly.
In April of 2005, my husband and I packed up our two dogs and toddler and moved to Seattle from the San Francisco Bay area. Shortly after our move, I became pregnant with our second child. As exciting as this was, it definitely put a cramp in my ability to explore our new home town. I'm still working hard at adjusting to the new digs.
As a working mom to two small boys, I manage to keep pretty busy. Between business meetings, play dates and pediatrician appointments, there isn't much time left for personal pursuits. But that is a trade off I am willing to make. I'll find time for myself when the boys are old enough to borrow the car, right?
And as though that isn't enough, when we moved we bought our first house, a major fixer upper. Yeah, we wanted the "this Old House" experience, but little did I realize that it would lead to such great experiences, like the sudden loss of running water from a broken water main, or a leaky sewer pipe that kept the toilet off limits for days.
All I can say is that life sure is interesting!