My View Today

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Have I ever mentioned that I’m afraid of heights?  Seriously.  I. HATE. HEIGHTS.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you look at it), building a house yourself means you have to do some t... Read More

Weekend Fun

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Last weekend was the Irrigon Watermelon Festival.  Harley and her step-sister, Brieanna, had participated in a mini-cheer camp all week and got to participate in the parade and perform at the park. ... Read More

And the beat goes on . . .

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the beat of hammers, that is. Once we finished flying and setting the trusses, it was time to start the roof sheathing.  The first step was to put sheathing where the valley trusses go and then set t... Read More

Red Hot Pokers

I love these flowers – they’re so pretty. Follow **At times you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end... Read More

The Same Girl

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I have this beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed baby girl who goes and goes and goes full-speed ahead until she crashes.  Most of the time she makes it all day and crashes into bed at night, but som... Read More

Flying Trusses

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Scratch another HUGE milestone off the to-do list!  We worked really really hard this week (14+ hour days) so we would be ready for the trusses to be delivered Friday.  The truck with the trusses ar... Read More

The Brute Squad

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I didn’t realize when we started building this house that we were going to have several HUGE, HEAVY beams to lift into place.  We have three very long ones (24+ feet), and four shorter ones (le... Read More

On The Job

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We’ve all been working  very hard on our new house, even the girls and dogs.  The dogs, Tod and Luna, are GREAT worker dogs.  They come down from the trailers every day and hang out in the sh... Read More

House Update

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I’ve posted an update and pictures of our home construction.  If you’re interested, check here. Follow **At times you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which me... Read More

We’ve Been Framed!

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The very first thing I am going to say about framing the walls of our home is that we have GREAT friends!  Over the course of three days, Jason & Yvette Whitbeck, Andrew Timpy, and Danny Young al... Read More

For Nanny & Papa

This extended family (three adult kids with their kids) was having pictures taken with their grandparents.  The kids were all so well behaved and good-natured, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.  There ar... Read More