This post originally appeared on the blog Stepping Away From the Edge August 8, 2022.
Something to celebrate!
A project three years in the making . . .
And three weeks in the doing . . .
Is finally complete!
Why did it take so long? Well, I’ve already explained that the project met up with the pandemic in not-so-great ways — staffing and scheduling delays, hard-to-get materials, and the doors being lost at sea on various container ships.
Then, once all the pieces were in place and the project started, well . . . our house is tricky. First, we needed to have a lot of the cedar siding replaced or repaired. Once the painters could actually get to work, they had to contend with fussy house details . . .
Like dentil molding all along the front of the house.
And generally tricky decorative details.
And then . . . there’s the “north face” of the house. A daunting space that the painters saved for last.
It’s hard to get a photo of this part of the house that can adequately show the perspective. But this side of the house has a walkout basement, and the peak rises about 45 feet up from the ground. And . . . it’s situated on a significant slope. I really couldn’t watch when they were going up and down those ladders, but Tom assures me it was impressive.
My favorite things?
The new front door . . .
The new light fixtures . . .
And having my patio back!
It feels good to have this project completed!
(Next up? Apparently we need a new roof . . . )
While Dancing elsewhere, I decided to leave a comment to tell you I’m happy your house is finished. It’s August 11 at 5:46 pm. (p.s. I love the “save my name” feature.)