Cottage: Electrifying

Quick post today before we head up north after work.  This past week has been all about electrical.  Dad handled digging the trench & burying the conduit under the road so the power company can complete the conversion from overhead to underground electrical service.



Also, the electrician has been on site to begin rewiring the entire house.  Absolutely everything will be updated & brought up to code so we shouldn’t have to be worried about it for a very long time.

Excited to see it in person tonight…Well maybe tomorrow morning since we won’t get to Mom & Dad’s until late tonight…maybe.  Have a great weekend everyone!


In my last post I made mention of BIG THINGS happening soon at the cottage, and that time has come! 

We have been back in Indiana for the last couple weeks but in the meantime my parents have been absolutely rocking it.  Have I mentioned before how awesome they are?  Mark and I couldn’t imagine doing this without them. 

So what about the BIG THINGS? First, framing.  We have walls people! And the ceiling has been vaulted, this is going to make it feel much more open.    

Also, everything is in order for our electrical to be converted from overhead to underground next week.  The electrician is scheduled to begin rewiring the entire cottage on Monday.  

These are the photos of what mom & dad have been up to this past week…

How great is this? We’re excited to go back up there next weekend to see all of their hard work in person and get our hands dirty again.

Cottage: Jitterbug

We are almost finished  with the exterior of the cottage and will soon be moving on to the interior.  This weekend I took some time to paint the front door.  This may seem illogical to some given everything yet to be done but I simply don’t care.  I picked this color out over a month ago and have been anxiously waiting to see what it would look like…have I ever previously mentioned my lack of patience? 🙂

The color I fell in love with: Jitterbug


The sample photo above does not do it justice.  This green is fresh & bright without being overwhelming and pops against the grey siding and white trim.

I am looking forward to posting about BIG THINGS coming soon including electrical and framing.    Happy Monday!