We've spent this last year or so beginning some big things...but not finishing them. I suppose that's the way of it. We began work on a substantial foundation project in the summer of 2017, which (as usually happens) took longer and cost far more than expected. The foundation on the east side of the kitchen addition had been built as a knee wall; in the process, the main foundation was undermined. Since we wanted to rebuild that east wall of the addition, we dug it out and created a proper foundation and basement under what will eventually be the kitchen. The addition is built, but not finished. Now, to fertilize the money tree...
Each task, of course, has led to more, and the doing of them has taken all the weekend hours we have had. There is clapboard to install, and plumbing to install and wiring to run, and a kitchen to finish. Until the money tree starts producing fruit, we're doing it all ourselves, in small batches. Well, they say good things take time. Also underway, quite a bit of demo in preparation for reconfiguring the carriage house as a workshop and gathering space. That's a huge project, but will allow us to host retreats, workshops, and teas, and whatever small events we can dream up.
Needless to say, this has altered the plans quite a lot. We are now essentially a couple of years behind our intended timeline. Some days that feels ok, and some days it just makes me sad.
So, the tasks for 2019 are many, with a much slower timeline, but we are working on it! Stay tuned... there will be posts with pictures!