Pas de Neige!

Snow, snow...go away! Please come back December 1st!

I don't know about your neighborhood...but in my neck of the woods, the winters look like this!

We didn't get our first snow last year until December 12th, if I recall correctly.

Yeah, it started snowing yesterday...and snowed again today. It has been a very faint snow...but it is snow just the same and there is SO MUCH work left to do outside to get ready for "winter."

Ugh! I'm trying not to freak out.

Where did our beautiful crisp autumn weather go? It was here for such a short time! But I know that God is in control..and He is in charge of the all is good.

I'm still working on the plans for the bungalow project. It won't be bungled...I'm keeping it real. In fact, we are restoring and recycling every single little bit of it that we can. The tiny front porch and large back porch were in terrible condition and had to be removed for the trip down the street. They will be replaced with new lovely porches. The bungalow was only 1 1/2 stories with a big hole in the roof...if you are over 6 feet tall..or wearing a hard wouldn't have been able to stand up upstairs. We plan to expand the 1/2 story into a full second story and to extend it over both porches. Not much will be changed on the first needs a new fireplace..the one that came with the house couldn't make the move..and was not appropriate..but I saved the stone and have some cool plans for it. The original house..when it was down the street...had a dark, spooky cellar in which I could not stand up...I'm 5'7". It, along with the house, was completely full of stuff which I sorted before the move. I sorted things in a dark, dingy cellar...stooped over whilst wearing a hard hat with a miner's light on it. That was an adventure...just wait till you see the pictures! I found some of the glass knobs for the glass front kitchen cupboards in a pile of dirt on the cellar floor. The rest were in a small box tucked up in the rafters just above the dirt pile. We now have a full basement under the house. It includes the entire section under the existing house..and the sections under the porches. It will include my craft workshop..along with a section specifically for the kiddos whilst my friends and I work on projects, a laundry/bathroom, potting/mudroom, and storage. Can you think of anything I'm forgetting? What would you include in your ideal workshop?


How is the weather treating you?

: )

Julie M.


Unknown said…
Oh Julie it just all sounds so incredible!! A workshop and potting/mudroom as well...I think I'm gonna be green with envy when I see this place :) We need some pics!

:) T
Wow...snow already! We've had a freeze, but no snow, yet. We normally don't get any until December. I'm madly trying to get my furniture spraying done while I can still have my basement doors wide open and my workshop isn't an icebox!
Anne Lorys said…
What an exciting project, I can't wait to see pics of the end result!
niartist said…
NOOOOOOOOOOOO! That means that it's headed this way!! (Western New York!) Oh no! :( Well, I suppose it's always beautiful for a minute. LITERALLY! LOL! Hope you can check out my blog soon, the first of the many interior shots of the house now that I'm having better luck with my camera. The first of the series is up now!
Jeanne Oliver said…
We had a little snow last week too! I was not ready for it. I can not wait to see all the amazing details and items you are talking about.
she dreams big! said…
I really, really think I could go the rest of my life without seeing snow! Pictures of it would be good enough for me! 80 degrees all year round is what I crave! Am lovin your project! I have a workshop that needs some work so am anxious to see what you do!
Anonymous said…
I guess you don't live as close to me as I thought because there is no snow on the ground here.

Good luck with your project!
Blue Muse said…
Hi Julie - I love your blog and your bungalow plans - we're renovating a beach cottage and I can relate to the project after project! In my perfect workshop I'd have huge windows and a work top the entire length of the wall, so I could dream, create, daydream of what was outside and not care how much of a mess I was making, I could just scoot down the long counter top. =)
Sorry for your snow, I'd send you my 70 degree sunny day if I could!
I'll be back to visit =)
xo Isa
Shannan Martin said…
I'm on the edge of my seat here. Really, I am. Your bungalow sounds so fantastic!

And that snowy picture is divine. :)

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