Monday, April 5, 2010

Pandora's Box

when i think of what lies beyond our attic door the phrases "be careful what you wish for" and and wiley coyote's "super-genius" spring immediately to mind.

is that a dryer hose you ask? um yes, it is dryer hose connected to my stove exhaust fan and yes...yes it is attached with duct tape. no insulation beyond what lines the floor but the good news - loads of potential for improving heating efficiency and raising the ceiling. perhaps exposing a few beams? what would you do if you discovered this many angles in your attic?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Positive Proof of the Power of Blogging: The Selby is in Your Place

The amazing blog-cum-Brick-and-Mortar-Publication "The Selby is in Your Place" launched today with life-changing effects for me. Where to start? Perhaps with a discussion centered around the difficulties I've had pitching an attic loft reno for our extremely traditional 1997 Georgian-style home? Or maybe the introduction of my amazing husband Joe, who is a fire fighter of the wildfire sort - a get-er-done kind of guy who manages ecosystems and...well...gets stuff done. He's got my back and I his, but like most couples, we view information in wildly different ways. Lets say I am the "Pitcher" and Joe is the "Fielder".
Enter Dan Martensen, Shannan Click and The Selby Is In Your Place.  Thank you...all of you, for putting into play what my words could not describe. The result in terms of impact on my life? Total success! Today we probe the attic for possibilities and scenarios. Tomorrow? Who knows...

Thursday, April 1, 2010