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2003 Update Coming Soon -- All recent work now appears on a page called.... Recent Work.  This way, you don't have to wait for the 1,000 pictures you've already seen to load.  

This site is heavy on the graphics, so expect increased download times. You may experience "time-outs" as your internet connection gets frustrated with all the pictures and simply gives-up loading the pages that follow.

Here's a tip: if all the pictures don't load (you'll see empty picture frames) and your download indicator shows completion, MS Internet Explorer users right click the empty graphic box and press 'H' ('show picture'). Or, you can forget it, go to Ebay, and buy some plaster fruit wall hangings.

The homestead budget spirals out of control.

We've decided the renovation project started 6 years ago isn't enough. So, this summer & fall of 2001 holes will be dug, concrete will be poured and tempers and money will both be lost in the yard off our kitchen wall. A little something along the lines of a basement, first and second floors will grow from the space between the glenn facing the patio doors and kitchen wall, then slightly wrap around the backdoor wall.

The new space will feature a hardwood floor dining room adjacent to the existing patio door and flow into the kitchen. Other first floor rooms will include a TV room (going to get kooky with surround sound and a custom deco entertainment stand), a half bath, a mudroom/tiny breakfast nook and the "twins' room" (don't know who the twins are; maybe they're yours). The second floor will simply be the master bed & bath rooms, featuring a scissor truss, vaulted ceiling and a reading "perch" with a view.

Lastly, the basement will rock, as basements should. Missy's office will consume 25% of the basement and include an oversized egress window to stave off "basement hysteria." The mechanical room will host all of the house's incoming and outgoing utilities, including "home run" networking. The remaining basement will be divvied-up into a full bath, stairwell and something realators call a "bonus room." We can't wait to see what the bonus is! Missy hopes it's another cat, and I hope it's pound cake.

Our house is bottom center -- the shop is next building up

Sattelite image: our house is bottom/center bldg. -- the shop is the next building up. (click picture for the site offering sattelite images)

Style of house: Ranch
Date built: 1960
Number of rooms: 5
Size: 1150 SF
History: Purchased from the Lyle family in June 1995; house originally built with flat roof. In 1991, the Lyle's had a pitched roof built on top of the existing flat roof.

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