First off I wanted to introduce Jack, our cat, because we do actually have a cat and I didn’t just name the blog that. She is just camera shy because of weight issues.
Also, the chickens did survive the flood! I kind of left that as a cliff hanger in the other blog entry! They are actually getting adopted by Jakes mom’s friend who read about them on this blog!
Back to reality…holy moly we have a tiny house that actually resembles a house now! This past week has been filled with hours and hours of hard work, sweat and adult beverages. Between working our full time jobs and working on the house every night things have been super crazy! To stay on the topic of crazy I have a tiny house reaction story to share. For those of you that don’t know, I am a pediatric occupational therapist. Well, one day I asked one of the kiddos if they knew what a tiny house was and the conversation went as follows:
Me: So, do you know what a tiny house is?
Kid: Ya, I have seen them on t.v.
Me: What do you think of them?
Kid: They’re pretty small.
Me: What if I told you my friend was building a tiny house and living in it with her 2 dogs, a cat and her husband?
Kid: Well, your friend is crazy.
Second Week of Construction Lessons
1. The best time to stand on ladders and use power tools to put on the roof is obviously during a torrential downpour.
2. The best way to help with the building part is to leave the construction zone completely.
3. I can start a fire in the amount of time it takes to put on one wall of plywood.
4. You can work out in a tiny house.
5. Plywood takes longer to put up than it does to white wash wood.
6. Our house is going to look adorable with children in it.
7. Tiny house windows are the perfect height for self-timer group pictures.
8. Don’t mention to the guys with the power tools that the house wrap is on upside down. Trust me, just don’t do it.
10. A big porch, yard, and driveway are a must for building.
11. “A tiny house is a tiny house, but I need to learn to call it our house and drop the tiny”–> Jake.
We had such a great weekend and met the “building goal”. We were lucky enough that most of our family members were able to come and join the fun! Oh! Lesson #11: Tell people there will be food and drinks provided if they come help build. Works every time 😉
Laying the floor, installing electric, finishing the guest room quilt and finishing installing the windows are on the plan for this week! Stay tuned!