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The Rambling Writer’s Quest for Home, part 9: Framing Walls!

Our builder’s hard workers — persevering through snow and wind — are really moving on the dream house for Thor and me!

NOTE: People have been asking to follow our progress as Thor and I pursue our quest for our dream home with sunsets over the Salish Sea. So starting with my post of 5/21/22, we set out.

Last time, we were excited to return from vacation to find footings and the first row of low framing for the crawl space. After that, things quickly took off, with flooring and the first wall.

I couldn’t wait to bring up lawn chairs to sit in what will be our great room:

On our next visit, the frame for the great-room windows facing the sea view were in place, and more walls.

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You will find The Rambling Writer’s blog posts here every Saturday. Sara’s latest novel from Book View Cafe is available in print and ebook: The Ariadne Connection.  It’s a near-future thriller set in the Greek islands. “Technology triggers a deadly new plague. Can a healer find the cure?”  The novel has received the Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize and the Cygnus Award for Speculative Fiction. Sara has recently returned from another research trip in Greece and is back at work on the sequel, The Ariadne Disconnect. Sign up for her quarterly email newsletter at


2 thoughts on “The Rambling Writer’s Quest for Home, part 9: Framing Walls!”

  1. I can’t wait until they get the stairs installed. There is no way I will climb a ladder to the second story like Sara did. I want a staircase with two handrails and somebody behind to catch me.

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