My oldest daughter DC has turned five! This is DC and her Daddy celebrating the occasion at the Marbles Kids Museum. I guess you can tell who she looks like! (right Danielle?) We opted out of the big party this year and decided to go on a “date” with Mom & Dad, just us three [...]
The Grout Cottage has some new lines on all four sides. All of the gable ends are now a-frame. This is the back exterior of the house now. I know it still looks rough. They all look rough for a while and I have to remind myself to remain patient. That horrible upstairs porch will [...]
After some delay, the crew is back at the Grout Cottage today. Scaffolding in full effect, they are working on changing the last gable end on the front of the house. Lots of people are stopping to look and people are slowing down as they drive by but the best is yet to come—the transformation [...]
High drama at Grout Cottage project this morning. Climbing high to remove those dog-eared gables or ridge line (not sure) and replace them with them with an A-frame. This will make a big change in the way that the exterior of the house looks.
It’s finishes like these that bring a smile to a remodeler’s face. When we started the Grout Project, the dark hallway had only a little sliver of an original stained glass window. I decided to keep that little window and expand it in to a larger window to let some more light in. I’m pretty [...]