Thursday, September 13, 2007

Be It Ever So Humble...

Addition and new back porchThis is a rear view (i.e., from the backyard) of our household construction project, which will ultimately comprise an additional small bedroom, a bathroom, and an art studio. Rob likes to call it Stevenson South. I will attempt to post a few more pictures here as things take shape. As you can see, we're also getting a small covered patio out of it. It's very exciting, although it is evidently true when they say (good old "they") that if your relationship can survive a major construction project on the house, it can survive anything. There has been much noise and general aggravation in the Stevenson residence. There's nothing like being awakened at 7 a.m. by infernally loud banging on the roof to put you in a fabulous mood, or having to answer the door in your pajamas to greet the plumbers you didn't know were showing up. Et cetera.

Anyway, I also posted the rest of the New York pictures, including the ones from the crappy disposable camera. I had to retouch those a little in Photoshop, but they actually came out okay.

Sigh. I can hear Rob stomping around. My mom and stepdad are coming up for a weekend visit and evidently Rob thought they were showing up tomorrow evening instead of tomorrow morning, so now there is extra stress in the air. Sigh sigh sigh. And me not getting even half of what I hoped to done this week in terms of work, due in part to house cleaning and also to feeling yucky on Wednesday. Can't say I feel a lot better right at this moment, but at least I don't have quite the same headache. Yet.

3 comments:

chloe said...

Ah. It's true that there's nothing quite like major construction projects to test your relationship. Let me know how it goes if you're ever living in a tent in the backyard. ;)

DaviMack said...

Once you're done you may feel like leaving - after all, you'll have moved every possession you have, and may feel that moving OUT wouldn't be such a large stretch.

TadMack said...

It's looking huge!!
Hope it's worth the hassle... but the nice thing is that you can go on vacation in the middle of it, and miss all the nonsense...