From planning to finish, it was 2 years. Google Sketchup was key to the planning phase. Having the right tools was paramount to construction and having a patient wife helped quite a bit as well. We knocked down the wall dividing our tiny kitchen with the dining room and replaced it with a half wall making the kitchen 16″ wider. It made a huge difference as the video will show. We did not do the electrical or the sheetrock but we did the rest.
This is a real picture…no photoshop. Taken by my brother-in-law, Alan Clinton, in a remote area of Ireland.
Our excuse for going was the Navy-Notre Dame Football game…so much for that. We made it to Edinburgh Scotland. Scotland is definitely worth the visit if you’ve never been. The weather was colder than expected but the Guinness made up for it. It was great to see family and friends.
A quiet day to appreciate all that we have.
Lillian Kate Deranian was 1 on Ground Hog Day (Feb 2nd) She enjoyed her cake and Ben enjoyed opening her presents.
Anne has officially passed her citizenship exam by INS so I guess I’m stuck with her for years to come.
Ben is enjoying his preschool (more this year than last) and Lilly is always happy as long as she is the center of attention. Heather has finished another semester at Auburn. All in all, life has been good to the Deranian family.
Happy New Years Everyone! Next year will be a very good year.