Friday, October 8, 2010

A new adventure, a new blog

All summer I said I wasn't going to blog about our house planning.

But that was summer, and I was working a bazillion hours a week. This is fall, and I've got time. So here goes.

We've bought a piece of property on Cedar Lane - hence the oh-so-clever title of this blog. It's 4 acres, it's on the river, and it's only six minutes from downtown. It's also way more money than we should have spent, so now the challenge is to build a house there without going too far into debt. No: to be more accurate, the challenge is to build the house we want, the dream house, the house we've always thought we would build, the house we dreamed of while living in our other homes with gold shag carpeting and mud floor basements and squirrels in the attic. To build THAT house, without going too far into debt.

I think it's going to be a challenge.

But first, we need to cut down some trees. I've already started. Photos of the lot so far are here:

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Andrew! On your lot on the river, your decision to build a house and your new blog! I live on the Muskoka River (duh, of course I do, thus my blog title!) and it's my new favourite place on earth. I hope you love it as much as we do!