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Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Jack and I are often asked about the construction at the house. Basically, WHAT and WHY are we doing what we’re doing? As of late, Jack and I have also been asking each other WHAT and WHY???

We started this project 2 ½ years ago, and here’s why:

I stumbled across this table in Fredericksburg. I guess I can admit now that it was one of those impulse buys, but I just HAD to have it. It sang to me. No, I wasn’t exactly in the market for a dining room table; keep in mind I was living in a very small and very old farmhouse. And, well, it’s not like I even had a dining room for the table. But, if I did have a dining room, and if I did have a large family, this was the table I always envisioned I would have. But, you know, who cares about all the if’s when you find THE PERFECT DINING ROOM TABLE? And, you know, I really needed this 12-foot table for my large family of 2. We’re big eaters.

So there you have it. Now you know what prompted the construction 2 ½ years ago. For the love of this table, our lives have been in complete chaos for 2 ½ years. It began with one wall being blown out to add on a dining room, and this led to needing a great room to go with the dining room, which led to needing a library and media room to go with the great room, which led to the need for a new master suite, which led to the need for a new pool and spa to go with the new master suite, which led to the need for a little guest bungalow on the other side of the pool.

Otherwise, the table would just look too plain.

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