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Roof: Before and After

Roof: Before and After

It’s a bit late but I thought I’d share pictures of our new roof with you! Just to recap: before we put on a new roof, we had a very old one that leaked with broken solar panels on one side.  I wrote a previous blog post as the roofers were working.  Here’s a picture...
Chopping Down Our Christmas Tree!

Chopping Down Our Christmas Tree!

Many people every year decide to cut down their own Christmas trees.  This year, Lynne and I were one of those families!!  Well, I can’t say it was quite the “traditional” way of cutting down your own tree in a forest or anything.  Actually, it was more like yard-work 🙂 We had this decently sized...
Prepping for our First Winter Storm

Prepping for our First Winter Storm

With news of a winter storm a few days ago, we decided we should make whatever preparations we could to get our old house to make it through.  The only thing we thought we could really get done with such little time was to insulate our water pipes; adding pipe insulation helps stop pipes from freezing and...
Roof Shenanigans

Roof Shenanigans

David and I went to his parents’ for Thanksgiving, and while we were gone, the roofers finally started on our roof!!  Back story:  when we first looked at our house on the market, the previous owners were totally upfront and honest about the condition of the roof… which was that it probably wouldn’t make it...
Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Toto, we’re not in DC anymore… This happened a few days ago but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it on my blog.  David and I were eating dinner in the sunroom when suddenly our dogs started furiously sprinting to the dining room and running all around.  We thought they were just playing tag...

Blogger Meets World

I just got home from meeting Lesli Devito from My Old Country House and she is even cooler in person than she is online!  (And let’s face it… if you know her blog, you know she’s cool online.)  My friend Heidi invited me to the Earlysville Women’s Club meeting which was over half an hour away...
Not So Peachy Plumbing

Not So Peachy Plumbing

When I envisioned restoring an old farmhouse, I knew there would be times where something would go horribly wrong and we’d laugh about it years later while recanting the story to our grandkids. I just didn’t realize how quickly those stories would begin to add up. Since moving in, we’ve had all sorts of discoveries...

Meet Meriwether

When you think about a Virginia farmhouse, there are certain things you expect to go with it.  In my mind, I expect a front porch, gravel road, a dog (or two, in our case!), big trees, some land… and a farm cat.  The purpose of a farm cat is– believe it or not– more than...

Nice to meet you!

A few weeks ago, my husband, David, and I took the next big in making our dream a reality – we bought a new house!!  It is absolutely amazing and has all the country, Southern charm I always hoped I would one day have in my home, but there is one slight problem… almost every...
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