Monday, December 19, 2011

Little houses, big problems

New house construction is really at a low these days. After acting as my own contractor, I'm thinking I can almost understand why. After my subs ate 1/3 of the building materials*, and we had to use inferior substitutions**, and we had to push back the closing by seven times, well, it's a wonder anything got built at all.

But they did.

And the patches held on the broken spots

So the trip to the home furnishing place means the whole village will soon erupt in seasonal colors.

Next year, we're thinking castles.

* And then threw up repeatedly, all night long. Yay. Not one grabbing and eating, but two.

** Lard, the cheap kind, instead of butter. I like butter too much to do this over and over. Besides, the dogs don't deserve it and I bought good candy for the kids. They have to just not eat the houses themselves.


Michelle said...

Castles! Oh my, you so did not learn your lessons from this project. :-D

What a hoot, thanks for the laughs!

Karyn Dowty said...

One of the most important things you need to do when you want to sell your house is take care to ensure that all of the important household systems and major appliances work correctly.

Kristin Sherman Olnes said...

It's called a kit...