Work on the new house stopped last October. It got too cold and snowy for working outdoors, Tom had other projects for clients, we went to France and Germany for four weeks after the new year, the kids made it to high school provincials for curling in February and March, Tom and I travelled to the West Indies to clear out the last bits from my parents’ retirement house before the sale (hallelujah), then it was calving season, and more big projects for clients.
Work started up again last week, and first thing on the schedule was to start working on the second story. The main floor now has a ceiling and the second story has a floor. Wall-building begins tomorrow, and Tom and I double-checked all the window placements this afternoon.
The view from the master bedroom’s tower sitting area (facing northeast),
Another view from the master bedroom’s tower sitting area, facing southeast,
View from the bedroom (facing east); you can see how dry it’s been, with only one decent rain (this past week) since March,
View from the guest bedroom (facing north),
The living room tower sitting area, on the main floor,
The kitchen, with the pantry on the other side of the wall; the window is on the sink wall,
The pantry, a very exciting prospect!
Dining room (facing south) surrounded by the larch trees we planted eight years ago,
Dining room door to the back porch, facing west,
The living room, facing north and the front of the house,
The temporary stairs (the actual stairs will be over to the right), which Tom rescued from the old farm supply store’s warehouse before it was demolished 25 years ago,