Monday, February 27, 2012

Before and After

After Hurricane Charley roared through destroying our home in Florida, we rebuilt this house on stilts.  But, because we were still working, we never had a chance to finish the downstairs...until now.

We just spent the last three months enclosing the bottom and building a shed.
I say "we" but my husband did most of it.  I was his helper
nail gunning.

We didn't work every day and we didn't put in eight-hour days, either. 

Most mornings we were right out there by the crack of eleven, though.

And by three or four we were sitting on the porch with a beer or glass of wine relaxing.

But, we got it done...well, mostly.  We still have to stucco the posts.  We've started the process but it's going to take a while.  If we don't complete that until next year, it's okay.

So, NOW, does retirement begin?


Cindy said...

Wow. I love that house. It is perfect. Crack of 11, eh? Sounds like my kind of people!

Carole said...

Great post and blog. So happy I stopped by!

Lisa said...

Whoo hooo!! "Crack of 11" really cracked me up!! I like your place.
(The newest grandson is Kristin's--due in May)