Category Archives: Hive Building

Home renovations

Enjoying the Renovating Process

Our family is renovating a nineteenth-century home. Demolition and construction occur weekly, if not daily. My husband devotes every Saturday and some weekday evenings to improving the home. I’m grateful he is a skilled builder, who grew up helping his … Continue reading

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Isaac’s “Baby”

Now that I introduced you to our newborn, I think you should meet Isaac’s baby. It was conceived months ago and arrived in November, weeks after Ethan’s birth. Here it is! Isn’t the natural gas boiler precious? Isaac began installing … Continue reading

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My Growth Chart

For two years, I have longed for some way of charting my children’s growth beyond the traditional method of scribbling on a wall or door frame. We are loathe to write on a freshly painted wall or record our children’s … Continue reading

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Entertaining the Expecting

If you listened to me move about the house recently, you would hear something like this, “Waddle, waddle, grunt, sigh.” These last weeks of pregnancy have not been my most glamorous nor my most productive. I’ve had difficulty planning meals … Continue reading

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Work and Play

This post is weeks overdue, but I thought you’d like to hear how we spent the week of July Fourth. In brief, it was stuffed with insulation and celebration. My in-laws traveled from Vermont to help us prepare our home … Continue reading

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From Plaid to Rad

The decorating diva within continues to drive me, but our budget for furnishings is minuscule — most of our money is dedicated to structural repairs,  not pretty knickknacks. Our furniture is a collection of hand-me-downs or yard sale deals — functional if … Continue reading

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A Wall in a Day, Curtains in a Year

My expanding abdomen reminds me that I have only a few months to correct the nagging problems around my house. Once our baby arrives, the most housework I’ll be able to complete is the occasional swish of the toilet brush. … Continue reading

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