Monday, June 04, 2007

Hey, guess what.

I built a house. In case you don't believe me, which would be understandable, here are some photos:




I'd live there.

So that's it then. Except it really isn't at all -- before we even had the open house celebration, we'd begun a new place. It's nothing but a foundation. Tomorrow we pour basement floor. Then it's framing time. And framing time is awesome. It's the romantic image people always get of building a house. You don't daydream about mudding drywall seams or setting doors two or three times (like I did today). In your dreams you're swinging a hammer with a wooden handle, raising walls with arms that never get tired.

Rest assured, it is cool. But your arms do get tired.

3 comments:

Elissa said...

So when do you start mine?

Kris Kolden said...
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Kris Kolden said...

i wanna house, too. now i live in an apartment.

"I need to go to the Apartment Depot, which is just a big warehouse with a whole lot of people standing around saying, 'We don't have to fix shit.'"