This post is long overdue. My poor father has been anxiously awaiting the public disclosure of all his hard work. After all, this home improvement project has been many months in the making. The planning phase started last fall. The physical work started around Mother's day. The project came to a screeching halt when my uncle, who was helping, came down with a case of tonsillitis. Six weeks later things were back up and running, but during the down time I became known as the girl that lives in the Tyvek house. Now, the bulk of the project is complete. I have new windows, new siding, insulated walls and the beginnings of kitchen pantry and small back deck.
I also have one proud, but tired father. I keep telling him he doesn't need to push himself so hard, but he actually enjoys it. He calls my place his "house in the South." Although he did tell me he's not coming back down for a while. (Translation: he needs a break.) I hope he knows how grateful I am. My little house is pretty again, and more energy efficient to boot. There is still more work to be done. The yard is still a bit of a mess from February's storms, but if there is one thing I'm learning is patience and the value of tackling things a little at a time.