Occasional musings, Geistesblitze, photos, drawings etc. by a "resident alien", who has landed on American soil from a far-away planet called "Germany".

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Do-it-myself construction

Since I'm spending much time again on reconfiguring parts of our Hexenhaus and have less time for this blog, I may as well make a thread of it. Here's a link to detailed descriptions of everything I've done so far and what I'm currently doing.


Anonymous said...

I have to say that I complained mightily before every single one of these projects was completed. I hated the noise, the dust, the disruption.... I should learn my lesson and stop complaining because the results are always so spectacular, but I'm incapable of undergoing the trials of a renovation without complaining. It's just not in me to grin and bear it.

I am, however, currently delighted we have a new mud room, and once the dust settles, my delight will be unalloyed.

I still don't know how my husband does it sans blue print or contractor. He just stares at the space he's renovating for a long time and then designs it in his head. For the less than gifted in the home improvement department like myself, it's practically magic.

Ulrich said...

I want to add that Laraine's initial skepticism is always more than made up for by her later enthusiasm, not to speak of the delicious food I get to eat inbetween.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your project, Ulrich. More power to your elbow.

Please bear with me while I brag (off-topic). It seems that my daughter Susan, whose art has been widely exhibited on the East Coast and also in Vienna and in three venues in The Netherlands, has now gone bicoastal. Check this out and click on ARTISTS. There are a couple of inaccuracies in Susan's bio, to wit: I am not now nor have I ever been an illustrator. I'm a retired chemist who is a Sunday painter, at best. Also, she was diagnosed as a child, not as an adult. Still, inclusion in this event is quite a coup. I wonder whether her work will be bought by some celebrity, or celebrities. I must find out from the director of her studio how Autism Speaks got wind of her work.