northern mi small house update and new project
well, we finally closed on our Illinois home and I have been here in Michigan for 2 weeks now. Almost unpacked and starting to think of projects ahead. we are going to have trees taken down ( one dead, two volunteers in lilac hedge that have grown to full sized junk trees which need to come down before they cause problems, and one nasty young silver maple which is trying to grow into the power lines and is right in line with where we want to place our new fence. I am more and more amazed at this house as I live in it. The planners thought of everything. It is 1000 sq ft and every inch is livable, usable and loaded with storage.
Once we get the fence up our new project will be to make use of neglected space by creating a courtyard from the waste space in the photos shown here. There will be a door placed where the windows look out onto it, the blocks will be re set. anybody know how to keep them from heaving where the dryer vents ? I don't think we can move or re vent the dryer, and the moist warm air must do a number on this area all winter. I was thinking of taking out a couple of the pavers and putting in pea gravel? anybody else have ideas?