Dream House

I am in the fortunate position of being able to afford to build myself a new house (well...perhaps myself and the bank). Having been to several 3rd world countries and knowing that there are lots of people in the world who don't even have housing, I felt a few pangs of guilt about this. I had a decision to make: rehab the old or build new. The cost to rehab my old house was going to be substantial. It was October of 2009. My husband had passed away in August from liver cancer. I was in the depths of grief and sorrow. I needed a project. I decided that if I had to plunk down a lot of money anyway, it was better to build new. I also decided that if I was going to build new, I was going to build green. My new house will be both beautiful and "green". I will share the journey and the adventure with you.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

     After much begging and pleading to my builder, and some of the subcontractors, and the housing inspector, I finally moved into my new house on 12/22/11. There are still a few minor things to be done but it is very livable. Its gorgeous, its beautiful and I love it! My daughters have both been able to be at home with me. They did a marvelous job of helping me get things unpacked and putting up Christmas decorations. I never knew that it was possible to be in love with a house, but I am in love with mine.
Enjoy the pictures!

The beautiful living room with Jeff and Kathy

The beautiful dining room

In my new kitchen with Alena, Cindy, and me

Mom, Dad and me--they are so happy for me!

Colleen and the beautiful decorations that she put up

An unseasonably warm end of December: no ice!

Neilsen Manor