Friday, July 17, 2009

Installing the window

Jerry fooling around, which is good to see as he has been working hard for days.

Pedro and Wayne were wonderful enough to came over to help with final prep and heavy lifting. There was a lot of dance in the window frame work.

It turns out there are 3 layers of siding on this little house. German Lathe, cedar shingle and aluminum siding.

The main event.

Securing the window.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A new batch of bags

Finally some new bags! These will go to the Book Crossing down the street from me. Then I'll start working on filling up my beleaguered Etsy shop.

Big progress on the new window

Jo stopped by to help out.

They're getting the header into position.

Jerry did all the new framing for the window today, lot's of work! There's a lot of previous termite damage in the wall.

Enough work, it's way past cocktail hour.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dear C&O park service

It is very curious to me that this would be more interesting than cattails and the other wetland plants that were growing here just days ago.

Close up of area.

Some of the cattails and lillys that remain.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Studio Garden

This is my most wonderful surprise. I thought I was getting a deep red gladiola, but this most amazing deep purple has bloomed. I love it.

The 17 year old cat. He has decide to eschew bathing and since he is the King he does as he pleases and that's okay.

p.s. Brunswick has been getting some press recognizing some of the creative people who live here.

The beginning of the next phase of renovation

We rescued this wonderful window with a central picture window flanked by casement windows. It will become the dinning room window looking out on the grotto garden.

The before view, with the almost finished bump out with french doors.

Getting started by removing siding (revealing cedar shingles) to make the cut for the larger window.