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Picking up pace

It’s only been three weeks since they poured the foundation and the progress is impressive! The existing structure remodel is almost complete…which is good since we’re moving in Tuesday! They’ve repaired the drywall after completely rewiring the house, painted in the colors we’ve chosen, installed new trim, doors, switch plates, Ethernet cable, light fixtures – it feels almost like a new house (with some of the style of an old house).

In the addition, they’ve broken through the back wall and installed temporary plywood to block off the space where it will connect to the existing house. The roof is on, the duct work, windows, external doors and plumbing are in, the siding is on and it gels well with the rest of the house. We are on schedule to finish in mid to late January – slightly ahead of schedule. Fingers crossed!

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Texan, teacher, writer, reader: that’s me in a nutshell. Originally from Texas, I now live in London with my husband (he’s a Brit) and our two boys. I spend my time devouring books (especially young adult/middle grade fiction), baking cookies and generally going in ten directions at once. More than a decade ago, I moved to London for a teaching job, met my husband, stayed, and started a family. The last few years have been a whirlwind: in 2013, we moved to Austin, TX and I decided to stay at home with our son; in 2014, we bought and renovated a house in South Austin; in 2015, we welcomed our second son at a local birth center...and in 2016, we packed up and moved back to London! 2017 is set to see more changes as our eldest little starts school and I head back to the classroom. Read on for renovation info, book reviews, creative writing posts, and the general flotsam and jetsam of my life.

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