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Ep 85 – Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law – As always whatever can go wrong during the build process goes wrong. That’s okay though, we just keep on trucking!
Weather spoiled some of our plans and a mild injury slowed us down, but we’ll be at it again hopefully this week!
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Ep 83 – Mistakes Were Made

So we thought we were prepared to move forward. We did a ton of work, and then realized we forgot a very important step.
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Ep 82 – Setting up the forms for the Arched Cabin

We are beginning construction! We began setting up the forms for the foundation for the arched cabin, but in usual fashion, something has gotten in the way! We keep going like we always do though! You can’t keep us down for very long!
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Have I Lost My Mind?

So we have one day of building under our belts, and I’m on day 2 of Painsomnia, and really wondering if I’ve bitten off more than I can chew.

I didn’t even DO that much. Our hole wasn’t quite wide enough so we have to dig out the outside rows of footers by hand. I managed to do exactly 1 to the 4 or 5 of Mike’s. I knew there would be zero way of keeping up with him on this build, but it’s so important to me to be as physically involved with each step as I possibly can. In my head though, I put unrealistic pressure on myself to somehow keep up with him, and then the negative voice in my head berates me for not trying hard enough when logically I know that I’ve overdone it and will be paying for it.

During those fitful moments of sleep, all of my dreams were centered around finding relief from the pain and people being judgy about my need for pain relief.

I realize that all of this is anxiety bubbling to the surface and probably a little bit or a lot of me getting in my own way, which I’m really good at, but part of me is really evaluating how much of this build should I be scrubbing in on.

Time will tell. I just wish that I could DO things on the level of any of these other women that I admire on YouTube. I’m good for about 2 minutes, and the rest of the time I’m just willing myself to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Spoonies unite. I want to put my best foot forward, but I don’t want to put a false face on chronic pain by not addressing this periodically for the sake of appearances. I’m struggling, and my hope is that like any normal person I’ll get better with time. My fear is that this is going to break me even more. The common theme in my life right now is striking balance, so I need to find that balance in the physical stuff. How do you know how far is far enough when pushing yourself physically?

Fellow Spoonies, what is your gauge? How do you know when to stop pushing? Leave a comment. Share your experiences and wisdom.

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Ep 81 – Signs

Ali was super sick this week, and was on light duty as a result. Signs were made in August while Mike’s mom was here to visit, and we put the sign post up yesterday. This weekend we’ll be putting up the forms and inspections early next week. #archedcabin #archedcabins #DIY #woods #colorado #woodworking #archedcabinbuild #sideprojects
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Ep 80 – Inspections & Welding Rebar for the next step of the Arched Cabin House Kit Build

We passed our first inspection, and now it’s time to prepare to pour the foundation. That means #welding some rebar to the square tube for the post & pier foundation for our arched cabin house kit. #DIY #archedcabins
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Ep 79 – Tacos because we had to hurry up and wait on the build again

s, it’s a recipe video. I know, I know. You want build videos. Soon. We are setting up the forms this weekend. We ran out of money for materials. We really are a paycheck to paycheck channel. LOL While we await the next step in the build process, we make some delicious tacos
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Ep 78 Diggy Diggy Hole – Starting the Arched Cabin Build – The Excavation

The time is finally here! We have started building our house!!!!!!!!!!!
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E76 – Ali is learning to weld

The build is fast approaching, and I’m going to need to know how to weld for a small portion of it. I’m just experimenting at this point and trying to sort out how it all works!
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