Finally Some Fun

“Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.” ~ Joyce Meyer Our goal for all of our houses is to have a strong foundation and structure to work from. We don’t just want to cover the flaws with new paint and flooring. To get through … More Finally Some Fun

Great Wall of Essex

“You cannot depend on your judgments when your imagination is out of focus.” Mark Twain The layout for the back portion of the house has taken a new form since we took on the remodel. The primary reason for this was the need to remedy the support for the second story. For a house of our vintage, the … More Great Wall of Essex

From the Ground Up

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure our strength tomorrow. -Dwight D. Eisenhower The realization that the means to deepen a crawl space are limited to a pick-axe, a shovel, a five gallon bucket and a whole lot of manpower can weigh … More From the Ground Up

With you, we share…

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” -Aristotle   –   With you, we share both our bitter learning process and our sweet outcomes. We thought it appropriate, before we dive too far into blogging away our entire remodel, to reserve some space to detail the philosophy of “Measuring Twice.” The namesake, only part … More With you, we share…