Well, it’s been two months since I’ve posted anything. But that’s NOT because I/we haven’t been doing anything. I’m just too tired at night to write a blog. We’ve been in NH almost every weekend, working and enjoying. It’s a slow process since we can only go on weekends, and mainly only work with the kids are sleeping. But it’s looking great, and I’ll post some pictures soon.
Jameson had been asking for months for a desk for his GO office. Once he took measurements, I whipped it out pretty fast. As you can tell from the photos, it didn’t really look all that great until Jameson put the finishing touches on it! It turned out to be so big that we had to rent a UHaul to get it to his space, thanks to Cheshire for helping J unload it.
Here’s our new (second) home! Investment, really. But we’ll have some fun in the meantime! Jameson keeps telling me not to get too attached because it’s an investment (he’s been married to me long enough to know that I was attached before we even made an offer!). We have been looking for a small lakehouse near skiing for a very long time. We looked around CT, in NY, in MA, RI, VT, NJ, everywhere! Thank goodness for patient children who don’t mind crazy last minute car ride adventures out of state!
After multiple offers (and multiple heartbreaks, for me) we are the proud new owners of an A-Frame lakehouse in Antrim, New Hampshire! I guess all things happen (or don’t happen) for a reason. We are about 20 minutes past Keene, NH, and about 30 minutes from Concord. We were originally looking in the Sunapee Lakes Region, but on a 2nd trip to that area, Jameson came across this little A-frame house that he wanted to see on the way up. Thankfully the listing agent let us in with just a few hours notice. I bet she didn’t think we’d be the one to buy her listing! We’re still about 30 minutes from Mt. Sunapee, and we’ve had a blast checking out the restaurants and the three nearby ski mountains over the last month!
The GO deck was a beast of a project, but I had a lot of fun doing it. GO media was expanding and adding a few more offices to the back of their space. With this expansion, the landlords built them a 20×20 ft outdoor deck on the rooftop. It has a fantastic view of downtown Hartford. Chad and J invited me over for lunch one day (wait, I don’t even think they bought me lunch, come to think of it!), showed me the space, and asked if I wanted to do it. Um, YESSSSS!!!!! Not that I have time. I don’t think I slept for a month after that day! Literally.
I was awake for hours that first night, planning it out in my head. By the next day, it was all drawn up on paper (after a phone call to my mom to make sure my plan would work!). GO had two requests, 1. shade and 2. lots of seating. No other demands, which was perfect because I’m sort of a control freak when it comes to this stuff, I like to do things my way! I think/hope that I delivered on both. Oh yes, one more thing…they wanted to enjoy the deck this season, so since it was the beginning of August, I was also on a one-month deadline! Since I have two young kids, that explains why I didn’t sleep much for the month of August last year. Continue reading