I really haven’t been in the mood lately to do much writing. My personal blog has taken a bit of a hit as well. Between work, family and actually building this house, the amount of free time to do recreational writing has taken a bit of a back seat. Any who, we are starting to get into the really fun (complicated, time consuming) stuff and that is making decisions on all of the little detailed things.
For example, they are ready to pour the concrete for our porch and back patio, so they need to know how thick the stone that we want is. Go pick out your stone. They need to figure out how much the chimney is going to weigh when it is coated in stone, so pick out that stone as well. We needed to determine how much of an angle that we want our tapers on our front porch to be (10″ to 8″) and how much of an angle we want our arches to be. It is really fun stuff, but I can see how people would go insane in this process. There are so many small details that you take for granted.
Go buy your mail box. A decision, what do we want? What size, what color, what should it say? We have our mailbox going into the closet of my office since we would have had to cut through a Hardy Plank if we would have put it where we wanted to. I guess I see why that defeats the whole purpose, but I don’t know if I agree with the physics. A decision. It’s a craftsman house, so window and door trim was relatively simple.
In proofing this, it sounds like I am bitching about the burden of building a house. That isn’t the case. It is more fun than I ever would have imagined. I can’t wait to do it again. Like I said, there is just a lot going on and it is hard to get my thoughts around things.