Why “A House With More Biggerness”?

This phrase came from my then three year old son, Henry, when he wanted to set up a bigger model train set.

Six years later, we are starting the process of “more biggerness.”

Our house, where we’ve lived since October, 2001:


Note the one story addition on the right. We think that a previous owner built it and got it approved as an enclosed porch, then built a bathroom on the sly.

It’s going to be replaced with a two story addition like this:

So why do I blog about this massive, scary undertaking?  For therapy?  Maybe. To organize my thoughts on it, definitely. To record my attempts to save every penny that we can on this, and share it with others trying to do the same.


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