Monday, March 8, 2010


It's been awhile. We started on our roof project (replacing the entire thing) and have wound up with a 1700 square foot skylight covered with plastic and an impending week of snow/rain.
When the roofers got the roof off, they discovered that the only insulation was (literally) 9.5 tons of dirt and some some pumice with various pieces of cardboard and metal trash strewn in. Three men took off all that dirt one bucket at a time as they couldn't get a vehicle close enough to the house to unload into. As bizarre as it sounds, dirt and straw used to be typical insulation for these flat roofed houses ABOUT A MILLION YEARS AGO!!!! Anyway, the tarps we attached to the ceiling inside were not sufficient for the job and the entire house is a giant dust/dirt storm... And I have a head cold/fever bug.
But fortunately we have Jono's studio which is all set up with kitchen, bedrooms and everything we need to be cozy. It's actually been really nice to be up here because Jono is working on the extremely time consuming process of mixing a record with a deadline at the end of the week. We've been able to sneak in little visits and eat meals together which definitely wouldn't have happened if I was staying in town. AND last night was the first time we could see/feel Natanya moving from the outside! It was so exciting and it was great because we were lying in bed together and so Jono got to be there too. Major magic! She then proceeded to roll around and kick about all night long...
So, all is well as long as I can keep the great things in perspective while I imagine our house rotting away under rain & snow through the haze of a gooey head and logy chills...


  1. There is something alive inside of you! Very exciting times! Cant wait to meet this child, she will be very interesting, Im sure

  2. wow. so much going on. serious metamorphisis and transformation. spring is gonna be phenomenal for you!
    one thing...check your mailbox!!

  3. ps
    the name natanya is a like the name of a tree. i love it.

  4. Pobrecita!!! all this turmoil and a cold too - BUT!!! she kicked and Jono could feel it - that must be magical... I am glad she is a feisty little thing - I think Jono is right when he says she can't wait to come out and play - yes check you mail box, I sent a package today -

  5. i just googled glurk... can't write what I found here on this family blog, but check it out for yoself!
    Amazing things happening out there - change and growth and movement! I loved those days - I remember wanting to feel her move so much and when she finally did... joy joy Joy. Also it was around that time that my hand could around my belly perfectly when I slept on my side. Then soon after not again for a LONG time:) What an adventurous time you are having. Good luck the house glurk...