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The Beginning Is Near

Lillu's side window...after so long, I've always imagined it would look like that! 

Lillu's side window...after so long, I've always imagined it would look like that! 

Today, as I excited rattled on about the recently restarted progress on the tiny, my sister-in-law commented, "look at that, all your dreams are coming true! At the same time!" And she's absolutely right...

I mean, this guy materialized out of tiny-dom...

I just love him <3

I just love him <3

And this guy materialized out of, well, that...

I just love him!  <3<3

I just love him!  <3<3

And now after those lovely life interruptions, Lillu is back in the spotlight. She's missed her place there, I think, but has patiently waited, and literally weathered, the past year fairly well.  We moved her to our property in Accokeek last summer.  I unrealistically had the expectation that I would somehow be able to work on that house with all the other life changes going on in and around me, but it didn't happen.  And it kept not happening as I've sorted through life's changes.  Priorities have shifted, and as much as I've loved this project, she took a backseat.  

But new life was breathed into this project when a local friend recently expressed interest in renting Lillu. So suddenly the project is back up and running, with a strict deadline of less than two weeks from now....It's a good thing I brought an experienced builder into my life! The progress he has been able to make on it in the past two weeks almost equals the progress I made on it in totality... It took me a year to get it closed in and just barely electrified. Since restarting this project the insulation has gone in, the lights and switches are all functional, the drywall is up and primed, the windows and door are trimmed (there IS a door!) and the white oak flooring, toilet, and countertops are on their ways. Take a look! The projected course has shifted, and I am a little sad at no longer being able to actually build, but truth-be-told it's still a fascinating journey, and it is moving, and for that I'm thrilled. Next time I post, it will be D-O-N-E! 

The protective coat makes it look lighter than it is, but there it is!  The long anticipated metal roof, hugging the exterior wall with all its might! 

The protective coat makes it look lighter than it is, but there it is!  The long anticipated metal roof, hugging the exterior wall with all its might! 

drywall!  Oh the purity of a white wall! 

drywall!  Oh the purity of a white wall! 

I just can't believe it.  Oh how I love you Lu! 

I just can't believe it.  Oh how I love you Lu!