Saturday, July 16, 2011

Front Door

Look~ it's the front wall that will have the front door.
With my little husband ready to greet you...
Here is the door that will go in that hole...not my original choice but one I love all the same.
If you click it up closer, you can see the tiny detail work under the window.  
Yes.  Very happy with this door.
And while he is busy waiting for guests, I am busy hefting 8 foot long 2x6s....2 at a time!  Teehee.
Only one wall left to build and hoist up...well, on the downstairs. 
And look at all that OSB on those walls. 
 It is starting to feel cozy....almost!

Here is my chair in my reading nook.  Currently the view of the sky is stellar, or rather spectacular...I
haven't been there at night to see if it is, in fact, stellar.

 

Hmmmm.  A roof is going to get in the way of this view.


Taking a day off tomorrow...it is the day of the Lord, who commanded us to rest!  This is one command that is pretty easy to follow.  

14 comments:

MonchyB said...

Love to read about your home building! You made me write about my home renovations, but I have to find cable to connect my camera with computer, first... I just posted about climbing trip to Dolomites, Italy-have to get and add photos too...

Donna said...

Keep reading! I already read yours and commented! I was so happy to see you at the top of my Blogs I Read list instead of way at the bottom! Good luck finding the cord.

W-S Wanderings said...

Donna, that door is FABULOUS! So welcoming, which is just what a front door should be. I LOVE the warmth of the wood. And the detail. And that it's salvaged. And, oh - I wish I had a wonderful front door like that!

You two are such a darling couple. But now I'm feeling absolutely desperate for retirement, cuz how mind-bogglingly fun would it be to spend all day doing stuff with my not-so-little husband and variety-pack-of-sizes children? It would be BRILLIANT.

Giggled at your astute stellar observation. And it will be a pity to lose that celestial view, but will surely be appreciated when the first rain comes.

Blessings...

Donna said...

Bogglingly...now there's a word you don't see every day! So far retirement has been wonderful. Have not gotten the first retirement check yet, so that might be a bit of a shock, but really, spending such delightful time with my little husband (6' 220lbs) and friends is priceless...we'll just tighten the belts if we need to.
So glad you love my door, too. She's coming from New Hampshire....costing as much to ship as to buy...unless anyone has an idea for cheaper shipping....anyone????

K said...

Oh, don't you pay attention to that Wabi-girl. She's not above making up her own words and tossing them at you. I think the door is swell, and instantly thought it should have a pieced, quilt-like panel hanging there instead of a curtain. I must admit that being retired, which only half of us two are, is kind of - wild. It's wild. You know how lightening slices through the air and for a moment, there's a sort of vacuum, and then all the air that had been pushed back rushes like the red sea back into the middle and meets with a bang? That bang is the retirement part.

TWO PLANKS AT A TIME!! And yes, that lovely view is going to be changed. But you could always paint clouds on the ceiling - because it's YOUR HOUSE and you can paint giraffes in the bathroom if you want to. Shoot. If I lived in New Hampshire, I'd be hauling that sucker down to you myself. Wish I could.

Donna said...

You crack me up...smiling is good and a giggle even better. I'm thinking something lovely hanging there, too. The back door also has one large window at the top, but it is new. The door onto the upstairs screened in porch off of my studio - are you feeling my joy yet? - will have lots of little windows top to bottom...so I can hang lots of little treasures in each window!
About retirement: It is a lot more work than I expected it would be...up and at'em early every day almost. It is a lot more fun than I expected it to be...LOVE spending time with my husband building his dream. It IS a lot of bang for the buck...no matter what the bucks end up being.
I will be waiting for the day when you have to come to the East coast for a publishing event and then my door is going to be open for you...and my home and my heart!

W-S Wanderings said...

Come now, bogglingly is a delightful word. You have to *say* it to fully appreciate its charm. And since you both got me thinking about the word, and non-words, well the train wreck was inevitable. How about mind-BLOGgolingly? As in, "That was a mind-bloggolingly superb post!" Yeah, you know you like it.

Giraffes in the bathroom, darn that K - now I want giraffes painted on MY bathroom walls.

Okay, NOW I get what you call him your little husband!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Donna, that door is wonderful!! Y'all are making such good progress! I am most impressed. Love your reading room. ;) That skyview is going to be hard to replace, though I like the idea of clouds on the ceiling! Enjoy your day of rest. blessings ~ tanna

Donna said...

That word does feel good in your mouth...as does bloggolingly...that one even looks pretty. You want to know the word I made up? Slurplus: the water that drips off of my Mercy dog's muzzle after she slurps a drink of water. Good one, huh?

W-S Wanderings said...

Slurplus - brilliant! Hmmmm...mind if I adopt into my vocabulary? We have lots of sluplus action happening in this home:-)

W-S Wanderings said...

Well look at that - I misspelled a non-word! That takes some talent.

Donna said...

You use slurplus all you want...it is very user friendly.

Teje said...

Hi Donna! I love to see you building your house! I enjoy also doing all kind off things and have learnt so much when we were building ours! We are hoping to do it one day again...
Have fun!
xxx Teje

Donna said...

Thanks, and good for you Teje! I am hoping to never have to do it again...well, maybe help someone else.