Ok, so technically it's not building, as much as renovation, but I was on an alliteration roll, so please forgive.
In an effort to clear out the freezer before I leave for NC (because we all know J isn't going to make any progress in that department with me gone and him home alone), we grilled some of the delicious Marx 100% Angus beef 1/2 pound burgers I won a few months ago from Christo's contest. Every time we eat them I am shocked at how good they are.
Then, I tried the pepperocini beef with giardiniera as promised. It was delicious, but a tad on the spicy side for Johnny and me. Next time I might do mild, or mix some giardiniera with pepperocinis. Served on toasted rolls with mozzarella cheese.
Entrance with new light fixture and address sign.
Me and J trying out the downstairs mirror to see if it works. (Ignore my GUT hanging out.)
Upstairs shower tiled, not yet grouted. New tub in place. (The old one was mustard yellow, yummy!)
Master bedroom carpet out, walls patched, ready to be painted.
Terrified/confused dog. Has no clue where all this construction and packing is leading...
The chaos/mess that is taking over the house as I work my way through cleaning/packing.
Edited to add: Sorry, I forget all of you aren't mind readers, and need a bit of explanation. We're finishing the house in IL to be able to sell and move to NC. I'm leaving first with some of our stuff and the pets to stay at my parents' house in NC. This way the pets and some clutter will be out of the way while we show the house. I can also work my usual summer job at the ice cream shop to make some money to make the transition easier. J is staying in IL while the house is on the market. Then when it sells, we'll purchase the house we picked out in NC and me, J, and the pets will all live in the same place again.