Friday, July 31, 2015

Dancing with Dormers


Laughter renews the soul and calms the heebie-jeebies, so I present you with a mini-comic book about home renovation.
























18 comments:

  1. Michael Lee, I don't know how you do it. I'm already on decision overload, and it's not my decision. Good luck!
    I'm terrible at making decision. Too many choices cause my brain to shut down. ;-)

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    1. Well, the problem is, I know what I like and don't like, but i can't tell anyone how to get there. :-)

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  2. Your husband, I'm assuming that's who it is, DOES NOT look like a happy camper. (I still can't believe that person is a man. You've got some strange folks there...) Course I live in OK. Whole damned place is weird.
    Brenda

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    1. It was boiling hot on the roof. They worked yesterday till noon, then the heat was insufferable. My GC is the one in the red shirt. The two other men are carpenters.

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  3. I say it again with kindness....Bless your heart! There will be an end...soon. I am so visual that I must have symmetrical too. I would give you a hug if I could. But you are a strong southern girl. You can do this.
    Sheila

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    1. Aw, thanks so much. I needed a pat on the back and a hug. We're on a tight deadline, and that makes it so much harder for everyone.

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  4. I understand! Those little asymmerical details drive me crazy, too. It is the first thing my eye goes to and I can't see the big pictures. Good luck and stay as sane as possible. It will be over soon.

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  5. Hahaha! Too cute! I'm glad you can find humor because I know you're in stress overload. I agree that these details are important. It's going to beautiful!
    love and blessings and grace!
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  6. ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ .... I can relate as prefer symmetrical as well or at least it has to look visually right to me. I am definitely my own worse enemy ..... LOL! -Brenda-

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    1. The good news is, my GC is dedicated to making the dormers the best they can be. You may remember all of the drawings that the architectural draftsman made--he ran into problems because of the roof pitch, the long "train like" center of the middle part of the house, and the asymmetrical wings. The obvious solution was to raise the roof, but that just wasn't in the cards. We had to work with the existing elements. So, we turned our attention to faux dormers. Murdock drew up dozens of ideas before he found one that worked--and this was it. Even with the little kinks, the dormers have improved the front elevation, so they are a Good Thing, as Miss Martha would say. :-)

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  7. New to your blog, and I'm chuckling! I love good photoshopping. LOL

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  8. My cousin and her husband renovated his grandparents old farm house, she too thought dormers were a must.
    Without consulting the contractor pitched the dormer roofs with the house. Now every time she comes home she is greeted by her "flying nuns" on the roof. One day she plans to wave her "nuns" good bye, but wait a minute, the trees are almost tall enough now to help disguise her good thing gone bad dormers. Given enough time it all works out.
    Sandra

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  9. The worst part In my mind is that it takes so many little tweaks to get it just right...but when it is no one will know all the headaches/heartache it took to get there! They will just see the gorgeous flowing outcome...I'm confident you will get there but oh boy! The journey! Sending support and sympathy!

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  10. This was so cute! I wish I knew how to add things to my photos:) The dormers will be beautiful I'm sure. Waiting for the update. Stay calm:):):)

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  11. Love the dormers. I know you and your tweaking all to well! lol

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  12. I love everything you have done Michael!!!! The dormers, your beautiful counters, bathroom!!! everything!! Your perspective is amazing!!! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! <3

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