If you answered August 26, you are correct (and you are the lucky recipient of a Wild Huckleberry Chocolate Bar, when you come to visit). And you are one of my treasured blog readers. And, like me, you have plenty of time on your hands to figure out this sort of trivia.
|August 29, 2017|
|October 27, 2017|
Garage doors have been installed, and a sidewalk now links the garage to the mud room entrance. (Within days of pouring the concrete, it snowed and I don't have a picture of the finished sidewalk.)
Working with Forestoration, a Whitefish firm specializing in the planning, design and management of outdoor spaces, we finalized our landscape design.
At their suggestion, we modified the shape of our additional patio space in order to soften the edges that will integrate with the flower beds.
(Again, within days of pouring the concrete, it snowed and everyone will have to wait 'til spring to see the finished patio!)
Trivia Question 2: who were the first Midwest visitors to our house?
If you answered my Mother, my eldest sister and Number One Son's girlfriend, you are correct!
The alder front door awaits its stain - how weird and wonderful it is to actually open it to enter the house! Shall we go in?
Textured drywall has been painted throughout the house. (Can I point out that the preceding sentence, which now sounds simple, involved numerous hours just for Spousal Unit and me to down select colors?) Spousal Unit completed the yeoman's work to paint 5 portable drywall samples that were carried from room to room so we could visualize the color as it will actually appear. As it turned out, present at the house that day were no less than eight people giving input to the color choices (at our invitation, of course): the two of us, our general contractor and his wife, our cabinet maker and his wife, our paint contractor and one of our neighbors. Fortunately, consensus was easily found. Below are two of the before and after results.
Left - kitchen wall before painting - upper right hand corner shows
loft overhang; Right - kitchen wall with Terracotta as viewed
from loft overhang
|Left - mudroom before painting; Right - after painting and with tile|
As you can see in the mudroom, tile installation has been completed in a few of the smaller spaces.
As I mentioned in the post at the end of August, we had gathered a healthy-size woodpile THEN, and in the intervening months it had become a gigantic mess.
Trivia Question 3: what healthy (not) snack did we eat after working on the woodpile last time?
If you answered Fritos and French Onion dip, you are correct!
Spousal Unit rented a chainsaw and together we invested 6 hours cutting pieces to size and stacking them.
|View from great room windows into back yard|
|In back yard looking up at great room windows|
Linking to Mosaic Monday