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A Blur

by Tara

The past couple of weeks have been a blur of post-baling, pre-plastering tasks. As usual, emotions have been running high, vacillating between the extreme "total meltdown" and the more moderate "miraculously keeping it together" levels. Most recently, I've spent my days affixing wire mesh to the loft wall, and working on window reveals that never seem to end.

I also finished staining the loft windows (I love staining—such a nice change from working with straw!)

Staining Windows Staining Windows Painting Door Trim, Our House in Progress

So I'd have enough physical (and mental/emotional) space in which to work, Tyler recently cleaned the loose straw out of the house with our air compressor—it was getting too messy to handle. Since we are nearly done with the strawbale-related portion of this house build, this short-lived clean-up was a glorious glimpse into our clean, non-straw-related future.

Tyler Cleaning with Air Compressor in Our Beautiful Home

There are approximately one thousand other random tasks which we have completed that I can't recall now, and a similar amount remain before we can plaster. Things are really moving along!

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Looks good! I love the color you picked for your door. You can get a real sense of how things are going to look at the end.
Posted by Christine on August 12th, 2014 at 8:05 AM
Looking great guys - this is a house that is going to be filled with a lot of love and energy :-)
Posted by Scot McPhie on August 12th, 2014 at 8:05 AM
I love the final picture!! How amazing that your cottage is so close to being your home!
Posted by Mary on August 12th, 2014 at 9:28 PM
I LOVE that last photo. I adore the way the arched supports and the shape of the wall feels like a cathedral or something grand. I can't wait to see it all's going to be amazing!
Posted by Tara on August 13th, 2014 at 2:21 AM
Well, it looks amazing you guys! Keep up the good work, you will get there!!!
Posted by Magalie on August 17th, 2014 at 10:45 PM