Category: The Cottage

Goals

How in the heck is it almost 2017?…we’ve all been saying it, or at least thinking it.  The end of one year and beginning of another always seems to bring forth a certain amount of reflection, good and bad.  For 2017, instead of “making resolutions” I…

Grey Christmas

Today I am in denial.  Denial that short of a miracle, we will not have a white Christmas…more like grey.  Much to my dismay, nearly all of the snow (which wasn’t much) from last weekend has melted.  The weather forecast for Christmas day is a high of 50…

Cottage: Before and After

Quick post today to share a before and after comparison of where we are at now with the exterior compared to when we started in the Spring.  Not bad for a few long summer weekends huh?   Below are a couple more photos dad sent me…

Cottage: We Passed! 

Just received confirmation from Dad that we passed the rough-in inspection (passed electrical earlier this week) Do you know what this means? We get to spend our Labor Day weekend putting in insulation and then drywall!  Maybe this doesn’t sound like your ideal way…

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.  …

Cottage: BIG THINGS

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…

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…

Cottage: Bees, a snake & a deck

Over July 4th weekend we were back in Michigan working on the cottage.  In addition to making great progress, we had the chance to visit with some of my extended family.  We were able to share some wonderful meals & conversations with family we do not…

Cottage: Kickoff

Last week we traded in sunglasses for safety glasses for our vacation in Michigan as we officially kicked off work on the cottage! Waiting since March to get started was definitely a practice in patience for me, as someone who is not naturally patient (you can even ask my…

Cottage: Planning in Progress

Today marks exactly 3 weeks until Mark & I will be back in Michigan, and we will officially be able to start work on the cottage.  We are fortunate that Mom & Dad already got a head start with cleaning & demo.  In the meantime, my planning is…

The Cottage

    Mark and I are excited to announce that we are purchasing and remodeling a cottage in Michigan  with the help of my parents.  We are buying the cottage from a relative.  This has been in the works since early March, but we wanted to…

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