Focusing on the rebuilding of our home and our lives post fire.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Framed master bedroom
It's amazing. I don't know what else to say. Last night we pulled up and you could see the dormer window and the roof joists over the master bedroom. I don't know if M. had full stopped the car, I was already bounding up the plywood ramp into the house and up the stairs to the master bedroom. The roof line is dramatic. It's incredible to see the architectural plans come into reality.... M. and I admitted to each other that neither of us had had a fully clear idea of how the dormered ceiling in that room was going to look, so we both had a bit of an "ah-ha" moment. It's going to be fantastic. The lines of the ceiling will give that room so much character and charm... and the dormered window in front looks so great. Also, it's going to be unbelievable to have a master bathroom. I didn't want to leave last night-- I just kept walking from room to room calling out how amazing everything was... Today's Saturday and we anticipate that they'll be working today. They have the roof trusses to put on the family room and some interior framing of closets etc to do, I think.... It's all I can do from heading over there and setting up a lawn chair to watch them at work. I'm joking!! M. and I are headed on some errands including going to look at locksets and door handles. ooo exciting.
We are rebuilding our house after losing it in a massive fire on November 17, 2007. It's been a difficult ordeal-- losing so much, being displaced and then dealing with the major nightmare of our insurance company... but this blog is an effort to focus on the future and the path we're taking to get there. It's an effort to focus on the positive-- that we are rebuilding, rebuilding a house that we never otherwise could have found-- a house according to our tastes exactly. I've vowed not to bring up insurance or banking headaches or even the multitude of heartaches of the past year plus, but instead to focus solely on the exciting (and sometimes frivolous) adventures in building a house. More importantly, having lost so much of our 'history'in the fire.... this is the beginning of a new story, the story of our new HOME....