WINTERING I am writing to you on January 4th. I’m 22 weeks pregnant and sick with bronchitis, which I got from a recent trip to France. I can’t really complain. Anyone who ends a sentence about getting sick with “a recent trip to France”...
HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE

HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE

PLANS It’s a rainy day here in Buffalo. The temperature is in the fifties. It’s the first day of October. The trees yawn in their morning slumber. My cat meows softly in the background, as he cuddles into a warm blanket that I have on my bookshelf. I have...
Redefining a House

Redefining a House

WHEN A HOUSE IS A HAUS Nearly every day at 3pm, Vincent and I sit down to watch Youtube videos about house construction. We call this “Coffee Construction Hour.” With a homemade latte and slippers on, we watch all sorts of videos. The ones that I find the...
Good Country People

Good Country People

We pull up to our new driveway at Story Road. I get out of our little black Mazda. Snow covers the land. It is wonderfully cold here. On the drive, there was not any snow on the lower elevations, so now it feels as if we just stepped through the closet and arrived in...