As many of you know, Matt and I are taking on a huge project- building a new house/office/rental apartment right in our own (literal) backyard. It has been a goal of ours for a number of years, so it's somewhat relieving to see the house start to take on physical form. This will be the first time I'll get to have a hands-on part in a project like this, and I want to take the opportunity to share the experience with you. For this reason, over the next few months, I'll be posting our progress, complete with photographic evidence of triumphs and setbacks. Hopefully the latter will be minimal, but whatever happens, it should be an adventure!