Friday, June 5, 2009


My kitchen on Fiery Hill Road - completed!

My lovely kitchen during reconstruction!

"Reconstruction (U.S. history)
, the process of rebuilding that followed the American Civil War (1861-1865). Since the United States had never before experienced civil war, the end of hostilities left Americans to grapple with a set of pressing questions over what to do with the South after the defeat of the Confederacy and the overthrow of slavery."

It is commonly noted that remodeling and reconstruction is difficult. Our architect friend, Chris Broda, told us that she was often reminded that her "reconstruction" project was easier because it was voluntary. When we compare our projects to our nation's history, both past and present, this reminder is especially true. As for the results, well, let's just say that this is what makes it all worth the effort. I guess we need to look at more things that way....