In the beginning… there were chickens.
It all began with a little pebble of an idea…
“I want chickens.”
That’s what I told my husband one day. Unfortunately, we can’t have chickens in our mass produced, cookie cutter subdivision where our house butts up to four others just like it. Our neighbors probably do not want chickens. I haven’t asked them, it’s just an assumption.
So, this conversation quickly spiraled down the rabbit hole into many other chit chats about leaving our construction grade villa. For five years we have lived here and the most updating we have done included filling a hole in the drywall that was there when we bought the place. Hey, I guess that could be categorized as “updating” right?
“So move to a sprawling piece of land and raise all of the chickens you want and have an endless supply of fresh eggs and chicken wings with BBQ sauce!” you say.
Here’s the problem. We have next to no money to use specifically for the house. It’s all spoken for with 3 kids, a giant dog that eats more than the entire family, and whatever else in life that costs money. Updating was never a huge priority to us. Until… We wanted chickens.
No one wants to buy a boring house that looks just like the next five houses with all of the same crap inside. Especially for the amount of money we will need to get our dalmatian plantation in the country, but for chickens.
So, this is our mission and we have no choice to accept it…
1. Update our house so that it is the most awesome on the block and everyone and their cousins will want to give us all of their money to live in it.
2. Do it all ourselves with next to no money and extremely limited DIY experience and/or knowledge. Using only the internet and fellow diyers that have come before us including, but not limited to YouTube, DIY.com, and HGTV.com.
Come on people, jump on the crazy train with us and see how this all works out.
Do it for us.
Do it for yourself.
Do it for DIYers everywhere.
Do it for the chickens.
This is strictly to help us catalogue and document the work that we have done. This is a journey for us and we hope to remember all of it, good times, bad times, embarrassing times and all of the ones in between.
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October 22, 2014