Marriage: Year Nine

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. *Plays Chumbawamba's Tubthumping* "I get knocked down, when I get up again, you never gonna keep me... Continue Reading →

Marriage: Year Eight

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. I know what you are going to say: "Why was year seven so short and sweet? Where... Continue Reading →

Marriage: Year Seven

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Year Seven was proving to be a good year. I felt like Maverick after Goose's death in... Continue Reading →

Trees!! We got trees!

After months of planning, saving and finagling, Nursery Trees LLC broke ground and installed a row of excelsa cedar specimens in front of our side fence. The property originally had 25 trees, of which only one was left standing. I'm not sure why the county didn't ask for more to be preserved or installed as... Continue Reading →

Happy First Birthday Château Enginerd!

Could you believe it has already been a year since we moved to the custom home delay prone project from hell? The yard is still not done, with pending landscaping due to fair weather. The builder pretty much ghosted after the holidays so we are on our own. W is still distraught about the front... Continue Reading →

Fall Projects – Part 2

Our porch was built 18" off the ground which is 11 inches too tall based on build codes. How did the inspectors miss this? We will never know. Because this is not technically a warranty claim and our builder is no longer in business we had to take care of this ourselves. Luckily, our landscaper... Continue Reading →

Fall(ing) into Château Enginerd

Eight months into this new custom home build odyssey we are finally at a 85% completion rate of the Builder's to do list. Considering the builder became a full project manager for a private company during the summer and quit the business, we are doing better than most. 💪🤓 A blessing in disguise because we've... Continue Reading →

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