Lynn's Comments: When my brother and I were kids, our cousins came to stay for a few weeks. Rob and Josie shared our rooms, and within a few days we were at each other’s throats. Our cousins had gone through all of our stuff and we felt violated. From the cousins’ point of view, they were just looking around. We saw it differently!
Lynn's Comments: This idea meant that I had to figure out how to add to a make-believe house. Architecturally, this posed a real dilemma. The layout of the house didn’t make sense as it was, so creating an addition was going to be a challenge.
Lynn's Comments: When you’re living in a house that’s being renovated, you learn to put up with all kinds of noise and inconvenience.
Lynn's Comments: In this strip, the contractor is speaking with a marked French Canadian accent. I was harshly criticized for making fun of French Canadians—until Paul himself wrote back to my critics and said that this was exactly the way he talked!
Lynn's Comments: This was a regular occurrence as the renovations continued on our house. Early morning was the worst time as the crew would show up before 8am, and we lived in the woods…which meant few curtains.
Lynn's Comments: We actually became great friends with our contractor who continued to do beautiful work for us for many years.