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You know you're ok when the sun shines like that

 

Quitting time is often announced by the barred owl (who cooks for you...who cooks for you all?) that lives in the trees just beyond the tiny.  This happens now during the dusk winter hours around 4.30 or 5.00pm, and it gives me enough time to close shop before the darkness fully sets in.  I like that - nature keeping time for me.  There's a time for building, and a time for relaxing (and drinking wine).  Maybe I can share a glass with the barred owl sometime, in gratitude for its supervision.  But it might prefer a quick shot of whiskey, as its job is only just beginning for the night, and its focus must stay sharp...

an early cold day for the tiny...it has its windows, but it hasn't yet been fully buttoned up, poor thing...

an early cold day for the tiny...it has its windows, but it hasn't yet been fully buttoned up, poor thing...

Quite a lot has happened since I last wrote, although much of it not so visible on this building project.  The holiday season has been good to me - in November I received some expert help from one of the contractors I work with in my day job to install the windows and skylight, which my dad and I couldn't have done on our own.  The holiday season has also given me my new favorite helper who contains a world of knowledge about this stuff vastly superior to my own, and for that I'm in awe-filled appreciation.  Helper is perhaps an unfair word as I tend to be his right hand, waiting for direction (but I still claim this project as my own and am here to actually build it, even if I have an expert to guide).  And workwise, I've also been given extra time to put into this project in the upcoming month or two.  I think my original goal of being finished by April may actually be a likelihood....I think I was afraid I'd be tired of this by now, especially considering how slowly its going.  But I only love it more and more as it goes! 

Chris, who is physically making my daytime project a beautiful reality, decided to stop by for a day to help when he knew I needed it....He wished he could have met the duck but was a few weeks too late for it.  Maybe next Spring? I can't thank you enough, Chris!  

Chris, who is physically making my daytime project a beautiful reality, decided to stop by for a day to help when he knew I needed it....He wished he could have met the duck but was a few weeks too late for it.  Maybe next Spring? I can't thank you enough, Chris!  

And Cory, who has built his own tiny house and is living full time the life of my dreams...and for some reason he's willing to spend his free time with me to help me finish.  If you want to see a finished tiny, look at his facebook page - happygotiny.  he's a craftsman, this one. We are a ridiculous pairing, and it makes me smile

And Cory, who has built his own tiny house and is living full time the life of my dreams...and for some reason he's willing to spend his free time with me to help me finish.  If you want to see a finished tiny, look at his facebook page - happygotiny.  he's a craftsman, this one. We are a ridiculous pairing, and it makes me smile

My dad and I moving to the interior - we framed the bathroom and partial loft.  I wanted to finish the exterior before getting to this point, but acquiring the necessary materials has proven to be a bit of work.  Plus, I'm being excessively picky.  I'm allowed.  It's my house, and I'm an architect. 

My dad and I moving to the interior - we framed the bathroom and partial loft.  I wanted to finish the exterior before getting to this point, but acquiring the necessary materials has proven to be a bit of work.  Plus, I'm being excessively picky.  I'm allowed.  It's my house, and I'm an architect. 


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