Rachel: 38 year old wife, mother, teacher - I will be trying to work, manage and stay sane through this adventure all while driving children to activities and keeping all other players fed and dressed in clean clothing - not an easy task since our kitchen and laundry room are huge parts of this remodel.
Merle: 47 year old husband, father, teacher and musician - He will be working and teaching through the process. His main job will be to make sure that all of us will be staying on or under budget at all times. Even if we are on or under budget he will be worrying or talking about it constantly. The biggest hurdle for Merle will be figuring out how his NINE foot concert grand piano can continue to live in the home during construction, unharmed and under budget.
Katie: 12 (almost 13) year old 7th grader - Katie will be continuing her arduous schedule as a student, dancer and flute player through this. This construction process is a big pain for her, since last summer our construction project garnered her a large "teen suite" in the basement. The rest of the family may have to encroach on her space at times, therefore bugging her BIG TIME!
Maren: 10 year old 5th grader - Maren will continue her regular schedule as a "happy go lucky" 5th grader during this process. She doesn't really care what happens as long as she gets a bigger room and a much larger closet as an end result of this adventure.
Walter: 6 year old neurotic Rat Terrier - If we could hear him during construction he would be heard saying, "I think it's done now, yep it's done now. Please can it be done now?"
Zoey: 4 year old black Cocker Spaniel: Her mantra is and always will be "Where's the food? Hey guys, Do you know where they're keepin' the food now?"
Stella: 1 year old Brown Tabby cat - She just does what all normal cats do - eat, poop, entertain, explore and nap.
C.L.: General Contractor - General Saint, so far. This man has had to do more paperwork than ever before just to have the privilege of digging a hole in our backyard. He just wants to get this party started!