This house build with love

The name of my blog is Laura’s House Journey, but that title is far from accurate. The title should be altered to reflect the impact that my family has had on this journey. There is no way that I would be close to where I am today without them. When I first dreamed of building […]

Installing shiplap on the lofted ceiling

It was another busy day at the homestead last Saturday. My sister and her family volunteered to help again for the day which was awesome. The project at hand was working on the exposed ceiling in the front of the house. This is the one project that I have been dreading the most. I regret […]

Well…… what a day

It has been an eventful couple of weeks, but unfortunately, that has not translated into much progress on the house. Over the past three weeks, each of my 93-year-old grandparents have had significant health issues. They have each spent a week in the hospital and are now in different assisted living facilities at the moment. […]

Great strides made on Saturday

I am happy to report that we’ve had two productive days on the house the past week. In addition to that, there have been no additional health scares with my father this week. The same can’t be said for my grandfather, however, but that’s another issue. Last Monday, we utilized Labor Day to do labor. […]

Another health scare and big decisions ahead

I am debating changing the name of my blog from Laura’s House Journey to Andy’s Health Journey. I was convinced that we were making progress. Last week my Dad began walking and was excited to get to the house. My Dad hates sitting still. He just can’t deal with it. Monday night we worked on […]

Closing day goes a-ok!

It was just under two months ago that I accepted an offer on my house. The couple initially asked to close on Aug. 24, and I was super excited about that date because it was exactly two years to the day that I had started my new job. Two years that I had been doing […]

Moving but to where?

  It’s safe to say that the last month things have not gone as predicted. We had planned to spend a lot of time on the house, but due to my Dad’s surgery, have not done anything on the house. Today was moving day which presented a big dilemma. Where am I moving to?   […]