So much got done today. The rain stopped, the sun came out and we worked all day, painting, finishing some trim work and cutting out the back window. Tomorrow the shingles go up. That was supposed to happen today but the tar paper was damp from the rain. These colors just sort of chose themselves. I was being really lazy, not wanting to make yet another trip to the hardware store, so I pulled out all of the cans of paint from under our house and started trying them all out for the trim. The gray wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be, but I like it. I added the mustard color, a can from our bathroom color, and then black, which I always have around for projects. Not bad, so different from what I thought I was going to do, but I like it and I like the way it came about.
I have so many new carpentry skills and a good understanding of building things that I didn't really have before. I have some cuts and bruises, my finger still hurts from the 4X4 I dropped on it, my muscles ache, but this has been a really interesting process.
I hung the front windows by myself and tomorrow I will put in the back two while the shingles are put on the roof.
I walked around this evening just as the sun was setting and shot a few pics of what it is looking like in my world these days. Piles of stuff everywhere.
And there it is!! With my raven flag from Cindy Shake blowing in the wind.
And, because it was rainy yesterday and I didn't have enough to do and I wasn't already tired and sore enough, Gerry and I decided to rebuild the path down to my studio and add this brick wall at the end of our driveway. He felt like the approach to the studio looked pretty bad and wants it to look a lot better so we are working on that too. There is a lot of landscaping yet to do, it's mostly mud right now, typical construction site, but we'll get there. Just have to remember to take a breath!