Sunday, December 27, 2015

#453...the algarve, portugal

These are pictures from my favorite day of 2015. They come from The Algarve coastal region of Portugal, which is filled with many hidden cave beaches. These photos came from a boat ride we took, as well as a hidden beach that we hiked down to through a long tunnel staircase carved through rock. I hope to see something as geographically beautiful in 2016.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

#452...attic construction weeks 5-8

The biggest change at our house this month is that we now have a back dormer, a new metal roof, and skylights. Here are some pictures of dormer progression.

 ....and then the metal roof went on

On the inside of the attic we got rough electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and skylights.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

#451...lisbon, portugal

This past August we went on a trip to Portugal and Spain. I thought I'd take a break from construction updates...which are slow coming....and post some pics from our trip. We flew into Lisbon, and spent the afternoon there on a walking graffiti art tour through the city. Graffiti art is a big thing in Lisbon, and there are lots of areas around the city designated for it.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

#450...attic construction weeks 1-4

Our attic renovation is well underway, and it has taken its toll on our 1919 bungalow. We needed a lot of structural work to make the attic into livable space. Things are looking pretty destroyed, and I'm hopeful that this is a case of things getting worse before they get better. Currently the house has no power or plumbing. I should have set up a haunted house in there, as it feels pretty spooky at night.