Monthly Archives: August 2016

Adventure Part 3

This week just flew by! For those of you who are interested in our progress framing, Erik really cranked it out this week. Since I have no framing skills, I spent the week drawing our plans and spinning. Yep, the wheel is together and functioning. And we ate home-cooked dinners. What a relief to be done with road food. […]

Adventure Part 2

In which the adventure continues and we see big changes…

The “before” shots after Erik had spent a week on the place:

I can’t raise my arms over head. No really, I can’t! I suspect it has something to do with demolition day(s). As our efforts on the church get seriously underway, my lack of training in the carpentry arts […]

Adventure Part 1

Not long ago, my husband and I bought a small (decommissioned) church in New Brunswick, Canada. The church had been totally abandoned for about 15 years and the neglect was definitely showing. Fixing it up demanded a major time commitment. We found a cat sitter,┬ápacked up our dog, and headed out on our summer adventure: Vashon Island to Upper […]

When to cry, “Uncle!”

I have always thought of grim persistence as a character strength, but sometimes it is a flaw. As we took off on our cross-country adventure, I packed a couple (ha ha) of projects – one with a deadline of a wedding. I cast on the first row as we were pulling off the island. In a brief moment of […]