Thursday, February 23, 2006
Home Sweet Home
This is our house. The view is from the south looking north. The porch wraps around this south side and the front, which faces east. It's a fairly hard house to photograph because of the shade tossed at it by large oaks.
I actually like the shade in this picture since it's hiding beaucoup stuff stacked all over the porch.
When we first moved on to this property with one toddler and one baby on the way, we lived in a 42 foot single wide for a year or so. The house seemed enormous when the kids were small and our brains were still used to the single wide mobile home. Now, everybody is bigger and we realize, it's a pretty small, but very cozy house by modern standards. Hence all the interior remodeling that I write about from time to time.
Essentially, we have been trying to make new space without the new mortgage expense of a major addition. That is still in progress, (my surgery put a hold on remodeling for a month) and good progress was made this week.
Unfortunately, I was reminded recently, that we have neglected the outside as we focused on the interior. The girl's boyfriends were visiting last weekend (it's okay...they're pretty nice boys) and we were watching some of our older family home videos.
At one point, a view of the front yard and house came on the video and almost simultaneously both of the boyfriends said, " Is that this house?"
Translation: "Gee, the yard and the porch looked a lot better back then."
In truth, it did. The video was a summer scene with green freshly mowed grass, a picket fence long gone added a nice framing effect, and the cedar siding was freshly stained...oh yeah, and the porch was not full of tools, compound miter saw, dry wall scraps,lumber, and my weight machine.
It was a wake up call.
The "Honey Do" list just got longer.
Posted by R.Powers at 6:18 AM