Sunday, March 23, 2014

Never Meant To Be

Building two was never meant to be. Upon looking at the property Martin and I decided we would tear it down, and never went inside until after the purchase. I am glad we kept it and transformed it in to two apartments, my office, Martins work shop and the laundry room.  As we finish the last stages of the renovation Martin and I agree that it would have been wiser to build the work shop first rather than last but what is it they say about the best plans?  

We now have a kitchen to feed the crew.

Martin Teaching

Replacing Walls.
My Temp Office Has a Big Draft
My Office Space Taking Shape!

A Full Bath! This Is Exciting Now!
Apartment B.  Every Bit Of Wood Is New!

A Bathtub!!!!!!!!!
Tile Installed
Water Heaters
Workshop - Someday

 Winter is over but not gone and the construction continues on.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

We Need A Kitchen, Please Hurry!

No Kitchen = No food (Yeah Right!)

As 2012 began I could see the kitchen take form. 

Meanwhile many other projects started and finished, such as insulating.

Then the second house was disassembled 8 feet at a time and rebuilt. Martin calls it "Building a house the hard way!

A trench for electric line.

New doorway  to Basement of back building. My office at this point is on the top floor, and yes I am working with all this crazy happening around me.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Best Holiday Ever

 The Best Holiday Ever

Our grandson proclaimed after his first visit to our beach house "That was the best holiday ever!"
I am proud of this fact because we beat out some very excellent vacations including the big D.

Let's just say the accommodations were much nicer for Martin's daughter and her family then they were for his son's family visit. Not that it mattered too much because we spent most of the time enjoying all there was to do. No renovations for two whole weeks so it was a vacation for us as well.

Going deep sea fishing with Al Gauron's Fishing - a two minute walk from our house

Boys Relaxing.

CRAZY BIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Woooop Wooooop!
Note: I love to whoop and wave when the crazy bike rolls by our house.  The operators actually slow down now. :)

Party on the Porch!  My BFF helping whoop to the Crazy Bike!

Our two legged grandsons  and our four legged children

Last Walk Home From The Beach
Water Park Time - Short Walk From Our House!

LOL Eating a hamburger with a fork and knife - so proper!
ARCADE TIME!!!!!!! My Favorite!!

Happy Customers!!!!
One event worth driving off the beach for is Circus Smircus.  All the performers are 8-18 and it is AWESOME!

The End. 

There were a lot of tears later that day and the boys cried too.