Friday, March 20, 2009

Now we're really committed!

Yesterday we closed on the construction loan through Connecticut River Bank. They made a difficult process almost easy! Now we wait for the mud to dry. 
By popular demand, here's more information about our particular First Day Cottage. The photo shown here is taken from the First Day Cottage website. It's the closest thing I can find to what we will have (but our roof will be green!).
The first floor of the main house will have kitchen, bathroom, wood stove (the main heat for the house) with a sitting area. The addition will be the living/music/dining room. 
Upstairs will have a bedroom for Maggie and anyone else who comes to visit, an office/recording studio, and right at the top of the stairs, 4 walls of books! I'll post the floor plans when I can figure out how to do it.
The whole thing will be compact, crowded, and just right for Hunt and Allison and visiting friends!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


We have staked out the boundaries of the walls of the house, and the land contractors have done all they can for now, until the roads and land are dry enough to work on. We will now wait out mud season and look forward to Spring nest building!

Tam Lin

We decided to name our land "Tam Lin" after the old ballad by the same name. We bought the land in June, 2008 and have spent the past 9 months dreaming, planning, and getting ready. We finally decided to build a First Day Cottage on the site. Yesterday, March 17, 2009, the bulldozer, track hoe, and chipper arrived, and the clearing began!