The Deck. Finally.

As some of you may know, and anyone who has visited our house knows, Jacob and I have been taking a pretty sketchy way up to our house for the past 3 years…

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The Path of the Beam

Ever since Jacob and I bought our house over four years ago (has it really been that long?), we’ve had this crazy fantasy of blowing out one of our walls in our living room and opening it up to the front room (previously a deck). This would not only give our house more of an open concept, but it would allow us to essentially gain a bunch of square footage because the front room just became a place to store things in, not to actually live in.

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the wall, partially demo’s (couldn’t find a totally before picture)

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Maya’s Future Bedroom

When Jacob and I bought our house, it was listed as a 1 bedroom and that’s exactly what it was. Jacob and I made that one bedroom into our office and turned the back room area into a bedroom. And unless we redo our whole septic system, our house will have to remain, technically at least, a 1-bedroom house. However, according out our county’s code, a bedroom is technically a room with a built-in closet. So what do we do when we have a kid? We make a room, of course! We just don’t put in a closet.

What was to become Maya’s future bedroom originally was a deck, but a previous owner enclosed it, making it a strange, skinny room at the front of our house. So we took on part of it, built a wall with an opening for a door, and we had something started! Jacob’s dad, now known as Poppa, came and helped me finish the drywall Jacob and I had put up.

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the original portion of the front room to be made into a bedroom

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A Much Needed Break

This past weekend Jacob and I did something we NEVER d0- we took a break from working on the house. Kinda scary to do considering I am less than three weeks from my due date and our house still has a lot of work to be done on it, but we definitely needed the hiatus.

In lieu of working on the house, we had a mini babymoon! Jacob and I didn’t actually  travel anywhere, but we did make little day trips and ate super tasty food that we didn’t have to prepare ourselves.

The first thing we did was going to the Petrified Forest in Calistoga- very tiny but super cool!

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