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Very exciting. Tanks for sharing. You are very brave,

This is a fascinating history of your home and the remodel. It will be wonderful when finished. I'm curious how you are able to share the link to your blog on FB? Maybe you can explain this to me sometime. I suspect it's a function of Typepad. Thanks!

WOW!! This is so exciting - and what I wish I could do. I'll be watching with great interest. I have one question though - who is Gingko?


Your beautiful little house is lucky to have you guys as caretakers...signed, fellow old-house owner.

This sounds wonderful. We did our house over about 4 years ago - still doing bits and pieces - and have never regretted a single dollar spent. You have to live there, so why not have it pleasant and convenient to use.

I have built two, and snorted at your throwing money at a project line! Understood comment about guilt - and believe in sharing the wealth with workers with talent! Thanks for sharing this! Love to see the bones and what can be done to update. Not a fan of tearing down - and still guilt over having done that the last time! Best wishes for as easy a journey as can be. Our last build hooked me on knitting socks...while in the car awaiting the latest update (or lack thereof) from he who ventured inside. "Focus on those little stitches not bigger things" :^) Sanity.

What an exciting time! renos can be so stressful but fun too. I am confused however.I thought you had returned to the Pacific Northwest?? or am I missing something.

Sounds like you have a smart architect. I'm looking forward to your own This Old House series!

We did a facelift on my old 1915 house last year prior to selling. Not a big rebuild like yours, but we faced a few challenges due to the age of the house, e.g. the downstairs bathroom needed a new shower, and in the process we discovered it also needed a new floor. My contractor said at one point, "There's only so much lipstick you can put on a house this old." We all liked the end result and someone else did as well as it sold in a week. I'm looking forward to your documentary. I'm sure you will love it when it is done!

Love the lemonade you're making of this project via your blog!

We did it in 1979 and are still happy we ventured into it. It was Christmas Eve when we had 5 different workmen and the In-Laws visiting... and I am at the stove preparing a special meal.
So, I am wishing you happy, uneventful sailing through this project. Glad, you can do it.

And a lot of yarn that oxalis has to work on! I have fond memories of that funky bathroom...sort of sorry to see it go. It added character (and rotten joists) to the place! But when it's all over and'll love your new kitchen!!! And office! and Ginko's bedroom! Chin up...the end justifies the inconvenience.

Thanks for sharing - am planning for similar kitchen project on 1910 bungalow in Nashville, TN. We also had rotten rim joist due to bad patio slope / water damage and new sewer line installed. I feel your wallet opening with you! Haha! Your husband's comment about a half-million+ $ fixer upper reasonated with me - so true. So excited to read & watch your kitchen project. Especially eager to hear your thoughts when you're able to reflect on it from your new family-friendly kitchen! Bedt of luck, patience and budget to you!

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