What started out as a Christmas gift though even back then I said it would never be done in time, has continued to drag into another year. With my wife working in the urban jungle to finish her residency and my taking care of the everyday household and child rearing chores, there isn't much free time, especially now with spring. However, with a spate of rainy days recently, we were able to put a second and third coat of yellow paint on the exterior siding of the doll house. I still have some purple paint, chosen by Little Abbey, for some interior rooms but that is a project for another day.
I initially thought I would build windows and doors for the house along with furniture for the inside but have since changed my tune. Grandparents have generously given doll house furniture to outfit it from top to bottom and before we put it up here to paint it, she had it all arranged. I may still build doors and windows some day in the future but I'm guessing that will be after the purple paint and that is still a ways in the future. I just hope that if I get to someday live out my dream of building my own home, I don't drag it out as long as this one.