Hobbit Hollow Construction Blog

Welcome to my Construction Blog! I've created this blog to document the progress on a Hobbit House that I am constructing in New York. I will periodically be posting pictures and anecdotes throughout the process. Enjoy, Jim.


Of Walkways and Garden Fences……And a Brother Recognized!

“The hour is late and Gandalf the Grey rides to Isengard seeking my council.”

“For that is why you have come.” ……..Saruman the White.


Yes friends the hour is late and I have much to tell and little time to tell it.

I will do my best. For we all must do the best we can with the time given us.

Tis true.

And thanks for stopping by as well. (Had a problem downloading my pictures so sorry about that.)


Yes, so the the Editor and I headed over to the Pierre Hotel Friday night to honor my brother. Pretty awesome event. What a venue. I have to admit it was pretty cool getting the tux and all. The Editor was stunning.

So I met the Editor over at Grand Central and did a little pregaming there with her. Pregame? Yes, pregame.That’s when you go for a drink before the main event. There wasn’t any room at the bar at Michael Jordan’s so we went to Cipriani. Very nice.

So after that we went to get a cab to get over to the Ritz Carlton on Central Park South. My brother went all out with this and got us a room a the Ritz. Off course we get out to the street and there isn’t a cab to be had. So we get into one of these pedicabs. (A pedicab is basically a bike with a little tow behind cart that you sit in.) Okay the Editor warned me but I had over done it with the pregaming and wasn’t really thinking with a clear head. It says right on the sign $5 per minute. We were only going 17 blocks so how long could it take  right? It took 9 minutes. My hands were shaking when I handed this guy $45 bucks. I think he was expecting a tip as well. That was definitely not going to happen.

So we get to the Ritz Carlton at 5;30 so we can get ready for this event and our room isn’t ready. Can someone please explain to me what’s up with that????? Check in time is 3pm. Our room still wasn’t ready at 6:10. I had to demand another room. Talk about outrageous. I couldn’t believe it. We had to rush getting ready.

We got over that and had a great time though. My brother gave a great speech. Had breakfast at the Ritz the next morning. Nice.

Anyway we got home around noon and later on got inspired by Ethan to do some yard work. Had the boys fix the front walkway path which had been neglected for quite some time. Here they are trying to figure out how the pieces go back in place after they didn’t pay attention taking them out.

This whole episode motivated me to fix the Editor’s garden fence which had also been in a horrible state. So Ethan and I picked up the necessary lumber Sunday morning and we all went out there to get it done so to speak. Not 100% done but got the heavy lifting over with which was great.

Sorry about this post but the computer just drove me to the brink of insanity and I want to go to bed.


See you all next week. Will try and download the pictures and put them in during the week.

Take it easy and I hope you’re enjoying the spring weather.


The Scene of the Crime……What’s with the Rotten Banana in the Basket?

Welcome friends of old and strangers from distant lands. How are ya? I’m glad you all stopped by. Apologies for the lack of a post last week. I was involved with the crane erection on 61st and Broadway last Saturday and Sunday. The whole two day ordeal on the weekends is really quite the bummer….

Of Skylight Roofing…….What’s the Most Expensive Thing on the Menu????

Yes Free Folk of Middle Earth. I’m back. Well not 100% back but back for the second week in a row! That’s got to be some sort of record this year the way this construction blog is going. It is supposed to be about construction right Jim? Not much of that going on these days….

The Sunny Land of Spain………Oh!…..You Missed a Spot!!!!!!

Hello again Free Folk of Middle Earth! You thought I forgot about you? Never. It is as I have said. 220 central Park South has been going at full tilt on the weekends. Unfortunately that means I have to put the building of this Hobbit house on the side. Besides work we  decided to take…

A Crane Dismantle and a Skylight Revealed.

Welcome fans of Middle Earth! All those that are still stopping by for a look see anyway. Thanks once again for stopping by and for keeping the faith in the mysterious ways of Hobbit House building. Tis a mystery my friends. It surely is. The air has been full of my own self doubt. Especially…

A Winter Snow and a Thumb Revealed

Hello friends of Middle Earth and strangers from distant lands! Welcome to the continuing saga of Hobbit Hollow….and continue we must. Hmmm. Where to begin…. Well for the record what I said a few weeks back still holds true. We’re working like the devil every Saturday now over at 220 Central Park South. Trying to…

And So It Goes…..The Weekend in Review

Sorry friends. Had to work in the big city this weekend. Enjoy your week. Jim

I Forget Things…..You Ever Kill a Frog in February?

Friends, Romans, fans of Middle Earth. Lend me your thumb! Okay. It’s a bad start. I get it. Gotta try and turn this thing around real quick. Well fans of Middle Earth and the few who are somewhat clueless in the ways of Hobbits. Welcome! So glad you dropped in on me again. Thanks a…

Fixing a Thumb.

To the the Free Folk of Middle Earth: Do not let your hearts be troubled. For although my thumb is broken the fix is in the works and I head to the surgeon Monday morning! I hope this doctor knows what the heck he’s doing. I really need this thumb back in working condition as…

An Arch Made……and a Thumb Broken

Well friends I guess you guessed it. I broke my left thumb over at the house Saturday. Check it out. Yeah I gave it quite a shot. We’ll talk about that later though. Welcome friends to the never ending saga of Hobbit Hollow. It’s just a flesh wound people. I’m not going to let a…