Careful, That’s A Load-Bearing Chessboard

Brooke here: While working in the Labyrinth, Elizabeth and I explored the future wine cellar.  Brown and I had done little more than glance in and shiver, but there was some interesting stuff in there.  We were, for example, especially interested in preventing an impending ceiling collapse (For the record, we’re almost positive the concrete […]

The New, Improved Labyrinth! (Sans Bowie)

Brooke here: Yesterday I spent a good bit of time on a roof repairing water-damaged wood and Brown was below replastering drywall, but neither of these were at the new house so they don’t count.  In our absence, Elizabeth rebuilt the Labyrinth.  As most projects do, it started with a single idea which grabbed the […]

A Few Status Shots

Brooke here: It’s roasting hot this week and summer sluggishness has rolled over the house projects.  Here, have some photos. This is my study, which is still a work in progress.  The first layer of blue has been applied with a flat brush.  The color will be more vivid once it’s been rolled with a […]

The Labyrinth

Brooke here: It struck me this morning that I had yet to mention the Labyrinth (well, as it’s more of a tunnel than a maze, it’s more of a La than a Labyrinth, but Labyrinth sounds cooler and has 80% more David Bowie).  The house has this amazing wide, covered front porch, complete with swing. […]