I’m Katie. Or Kathleen, legally speaking. I once sprained my ankle and then backpacked through Europe. I don’t eat gluten, because it tried to kill me once, and life’s more interesting when you’re alive. I married a boy who wants to be a professor. We bought a tiny cottage in the middle of a tiny city, and this is a chronicle of our home renovations and home-making explorations. Our dog is adopted, and I suggest you adopt one too.