|From Jay Builds a House<><>|
I immediately started to read the section on these houses, and oddly enough it was about a familyman who had just lost his job, had his car die on him, and then they he had a house fire - destitute he and his family was. In desperation - he built a cordwood house to live in. That little tidbit only gave me more hope. Against my better judgement, I shoved the book at My Man while he was driving and said LOOK at this!!!
He was all - yeah, I've seen those before. They're pretty cool.
I don't really know what stopped me from actually doing it - but I felt like rolling up his little building book and smacking him with it. I kept my cool though, because after being married for so long you try to stay sane even when you feel like going crazy - why ruin an otherwise good day? That, and I had already tempted fate by making him look at the book while managing his way back up the crazy curvy mountaintop road.
I don't know - I don't really know that much about cordwood houses, other than the little section in the book and a quick Google search, but I think we need to check into this whole idea a bit more, and I was hoping that my special friend (a-hem, Rick) who has mad master building experience, would chime in with his opinion. In the mean time - the images of cordwood house (over 600 sq ft in size, and with running water - both cold AND hot - and not out of a freaking hose in my window....oh, who am I kidding....I don't care about the hose, just give me more space!!) are what I'm falling asleep to at night - between the four year olds delivering kidney kicks and Baby Man wanting a snack, or two, or three.......
|From Dirt Under my Nails<><> |