What light through yonder window breaks…could it be the light at the end of the tunnel?

Well, the deck is complete. Humans and dogs both love it. The porch floor is scheduled for final paint tomorrow. We’re doing a test area first and if successful, the rest will be painted.

And that’s about it folks. We won’t have our new front door until probably the end of November or thereabout.

Can the final reveal be far off? Stay tuned.

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor…

Friends, once again it has been a very busy and tiring last few weeks. As you can see from the image above, we cleared out our storage unit at the end of August. That meant many boxes were carried and many hours of unpacking. We are down to two boxes that need to be emptied and the inside of the house is almost back to normal. We still have the hallway to paint – but all in good time… all in good time.

Here is Sydney doing her usual QA – inspecting the wood that will be used to build our deck.

…and here is the deck in progress.

Looking good – still have railing and benches to install. Also, it will get dressed up a bit with shingle siding. Gonna be beautiful. With the new deck, the dogs are now really learning how to use the doggie door. Peanut is the expert. Boxer and Sydney are learning…a bit more slowly but we’re confident that after another week or so they should be able to exit and enter at will.

To show you that we really are approaching the end of the odyssey – the lattice is now being built and installed.

There aren’t enough words to express how happy we are with the final result. Phil’s design plans were excellent and Mercer’s (aka Mr. Contractor) execution and attention to detail has been tremendous. Doug’s wood work and Adam’s tiling have been top notch. We are getting just about everything we wanted. Make no mistake about it though, we are also much poorer than we’ve been in a long while. But this too shall pass.

Life is good.