The $100,000 addition.

February 18, 2014 · 22 comments

Our house sits on a 15,000 square foot lot in such a way that adding on to the structure shouldn’t be too big of a deal. Here’s a quick picture from our backyard for reference… You see how much space there is on the left side of our house, that big grassy area that runs […]

When Girl Ninja and I decided to begin the house hunting process a year ago, we were in kind of an awkward position. We had met with a Redfin agent, our landlord introduced us to one of his employees who was also a realtor, and then one of our good friends worked in Real Estate. We […]

Our house sits on a lush 0.35 acre property just outside of Seattle. Getting a nice chunk of land was important to us me as we were house hunting. The obvious downside of a good-sized backyard?  Yard work. Check out our little plot of land…. It was clear when we bought the property that the […]

We were over at a friend’s house a few weeks ago, and after he gave us a tour of his home he asked Girl Ninja and I a weird question. He said “Do you want to see your entrance to our home?” I had no idea what he was talking about so I said, “I […]

Girl Ninja and I were personal friends with our real estate agent. He has led Young Life with us for the last couple years and he’s a great dude. In fact, we had him over for dinner just the other night so we could show him all the changes we’ve made to our house since […]

We almost lost $5,000.

January 5, 2014 · 20 comments

Now that I’m back from Europe, and the holidays have passed, Girl Ninja and I are full steam ahead in making our 1930’s cottage more homey. On Saturday I spent a solid hour with an electrician getting quotes on everything from, running electricity out to our carport, repairing damaged outlets, and adding recessed lighting from Hinkley […]

As you know I’m cooped up in a tiny hotel, in the middle of nowhere Netherlands, for six weeks. Girl Ninja, is back in Seattle, holding down the fort. This last weekend she was a trooper and decided to conquer the gnarly task of leaf blowing our driveway. She spent the better part of an […]