Heigh ho…

https://youtu.be/jB2nWiEO9T0 Remember this song? It was going through my head all day

But in order to prepare for today, we suddenly realized last night that we need to take the brick off the front of the house, so after a regular day jobs and a quick dinner, off to the house we were… Or heigh ho heigh ho… off to work we went.

I stripped the jungle of a front garden, and Bill got started on the bricks. He heaved a bunch from the porch into the bin, I filled and wheeled, then threw brick by brick about 7 wheelbarrows full.

Then early this morning.. the machines were floated to our house, and a few hours later the dig started! Larry and Kevin, the 2 Cotton guys were really amazing.

The first unknown we had to deal with was the front porch… but it turned out to not be solid as we feared.. which would have been a lot of added cost. Kevin easily broke it up and got it in our bin.

Next was our addition excavation.. approx 9x 26 with a covered front porch.

I had a great view while I took a quick lunch break from 6 loads of laundry, groceries and pulling nails.

A very successful day and a lot more in the bin!

Found a 60 year old Hires root beer bottle in the excavation

2 seriously cute inspectors came at the end of the day to check out the work, and make sure we were adhering to MOL safety standards, and made my day.

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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