Ooo! A ladder! I love high places: mountains, trails, exposed ledges in the Grand Canyon, ladders! DH thinks I was an eagle or a mountain goat in my former life. (No, as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ we do not believe in reincarnation, he just says that.)
This is the flooring system for the Bonus Room above the Garage.
A view of the rest of the house from up here.
The “front yard” is a bit of a mess right now.
DH took this photo of me on top of the ladder. Glad Harry wasn’t here…he would fuss at me about not being careful. I love Harry, the big brother the Lord gave to me by marriage to my dear friend, Carole!
View from our sitting area next to the barn.
The front porch. Left: Dining Room windows. Center: front door. Right: Study windows.
Great Room doors & windows. (The windows were framed incorrectly! So glad I was here to review it with Harry!)
Kitchen bay window.
Keeping Room door & window. (This window was also framed incorrectly!)
Keeping Room windows that will look onto the screened deck.
Keeping Room fireplace.
“Stairway” up to Bonus Room above the Garage.
Kitchen: where I will be cooking for the rest of my life. The Pantry & Laundry Room are through the 2×4’s. Excited!
Cardinal couple resting between feeding nestlings.
A cute green lizard on the deck. I wish he would eat the wasps flying around!
What a view!
While we enjoyed a couple of days at the beach, Harry kept an eye on the framing crew.
We returned from a morning on the sand to find these photos in an email.
No work was done on Saturday nor Sunday due to rain.
We have walls…sort of.
Can’t wait to see it with my own eyes!
DH was determined to make a trip to the beach before the summer crowds descended.
We invited #1 & #2 sons to join us. #1 accepted.
Traveling with an adult child is interesting…different…exhausting…expensive! (The same as when he was a small child!) :0)
Food, wine, spirits… Excellent seafood. Phenomenal cooks – #1 & myself.
Of course, THE BEACH! The colors, the surf, the sand – the most beautiful beach in all the world, bar none!
When the good Lord made the Gulf Coast, He did His very best work!
Morning walks on the beach before sunrise for me.
Evening walks on the beach at sunset for us all.
Glorying in the beauty, the peacefulness… ahh!
None of the photos were edited! The colors were the colors when I snapped the pics!
The wood for the flooring system was delivered by Shapard Lumber, the only remaining independent lumber company in Columbia. All the others succumbed to the onslaught of Lowe’s & Home Depot. Not Shapard!
The other reason I love Shapard Lumber, the owner is the newly-retired organist from the historic Methodist Church of Columbia. David is a treasure. His precious wife – oh my goodness! Sydney is a stained glass artist & she’s a card! Too funny! Petite, beautiful, oh my goodness!
Johnny, our builder, is a member of the historic Methodist Church in Columbia also. Carole sings in the choir there & wants us to sing a duet. Maybe this summer.
Harry, the supervisor, at work.
As I approached, Harry hollered out, “Come dance with me!” We could have, the flooring space was so large! (Harry is a fabulous dancer! He even made me look semi-good at #3 son’s wedding reception.)
We have a floor! We’re going to have a house!