The Lake House Renovation: Our Bedroom, Day 5

Posted 21 December 2016 at 9:05 PM | Comments (0)

It’s mighty hard to believe that not everyone is in support of the sliding glass door. They fought hard, but I fought harder.

But Matt the mason understands me. He agrees with my dream of stepping straight from my bedroom onto a deck someday. It is possible that he is just trying his best to placate me, but that is probably the right thing to do, given the circumstances.

And by “circumstances,” I mean about fifty sketches of my future off-bedroom deck, where the only thing missing is an image of me in my bathrobe.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 5

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 5

The Lake House Renovation: Kids’ Bedroom, Day 4

Posted 21 December 2016 at 8:38 PM | Comments (0)

It wasn’t easy to find a mason. With so few brick houses in this town, all we could find were masons who worked on chimneys. Even our contractor, with something like thirty years of local experience, didn’t know a mason.

Eventually we found one, and I think he is legitimate because the house is still standing. We affectionately call him Matt the mason. If the house collapses, I will call him Matt the marauder.

With that… our kids are ready for their egress window.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kids' Bedroom, Renovation Day 4

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kids' Bedroom, Renovation Day 4