Life seems to have calmed down a bit, and I seem to have carved out a bit of time after the baby is asleep to work on the house again, now and then.

The house itself has been moved to the second floor office and I made a cloth cover for the box that surrounds it.

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The sides can be lifted individually for easy access, while the thick cloth keeps the sunlight out so the colors in the house won’t fade.

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I’ve also set up a worktable with all my supplies in front of the window. So now I’m ready to get back to work.

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When I made the back portion of the house a year and a bit ago, I left out the foundations, which will house the electrical wiring. (Hence all those wires sticking out to the right.)

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Would have been better to add the foundation earlier, but there’s no time like the present, so first I had to empty all the rooms of anything that was loose.

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And tip the house over on its side in a rather undignified manner in order to add the foundation pieces. I also attached the lighting strip to the underside of the house. The hole in the foundation wall through which the wires pass will be covered by the outside cellar doors.

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Then I tipped it back over right side up and replaced all the furniture and accessories.

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When I get to working on the outside of the house, I will cover the foundation with bricks so it looks more realistic.

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Next I will need to add a foundation to the second section of the house and start work on the sitting room:

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And the drawing room:

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I will also need to figure out how to make these photos better…since I’ll be working only at night, I won’t have the benefit of natural light. Plus having yellow walls in the office is making it difficult to adjust white balance.

In the meantime…so happy to be back at it!