Now We Are Home

A blog/podcast about building, being, creating and dreaming in rural Nova Scotia by writer Sheree Fitch and her DDFM, Gilles Plante.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beginnings : Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home -Matsuo Basho


NOW:   End of 2010, beginning of 2011

WE:     are Gilles and Sheree    
            Gilles is a retired CBC newsgatherer   
            and an awesome builder.
            Sheree's a writer, storyteller & lipslippery wordsmith.
            We have a resident dog named Burnzee (after poet Robbie Burns.) 

ARE:    building a home we’ve dreamed about 
                learning to live where we dream

HOME: is Pictou County, Nova Scotia

Home is an ongoing creation no matter where we are. 
Home is the earth.
Home is the Merry-times for this merry-ed couple.  
Home means each other.

We have no blueprint and Gilles is the designer, builder, contractor and jack of all trades. He's doing this almost all himself.  (He is like Bob Villa on steroids.)     

So...This blog/podcast is a way to capture and reflect upon the process of home building.

A way to stay awake. Wonder. Learn. Keep a record. For us. For family. 

We hope to share some insights and info as we go along. 
Like how to build a house around a cabin?
Like why did we install geothermal? 
Like what is a sheet metal break?
Like how do you build a cornice? 
What's fascia?
What do you feed a hungry man after a day on the roof? 
Why hands matter.   

We plan on more audio/video than written words but sometimes things I'm working on, writing about and wondering over might appear here. As poem. Or essay. Or rant. Time will tell. 

Posts will be ... sporadic. Not daily or even weekly.   

                                    We are, literally, under construction.  

Life as a work in progress. 
Or maybe guess work.  
A dot to dot puzzle. 
Who knows exactly what picture we're making----

Here's to old ways of doing 
new ways of being, 
a New Year ahead.

Beginnings. Ring a ding ding.     
Endless Possibilities. 
Um..endless mistakes,too. 

I see juicy metaphors in the building, being, discovering and dreaming.       

French Verb of the Day :  Commencer
Inuktitut Word of the Day :  Pijiarniq ...the beginning...or the start.   



  1. okay, Sheree, I'm interested. I'll keep peeking in to see what you are up too.

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging, Sheree!!

  3. I can't tell you how much I love this idea--I think about you guys often and love that I can check in here and see what you're up to.