Monday, July 23, 2012

Working on Wonderland

The time has come. 

The roof on the barn has been fixed.

New windows were ordered for the upstairs of the house and I'm hoping to make use of  the square glass sections from the old ones for my workroom.

The siding on the barn needs replacing but not this year.

The fence is down and ready for remodeling.  The walk has been scraped and is ready for sand and the cement pavers.

I hate to think how many times we've handled these pavers but I'm pleased to see that the long discussions on where to lay them have ended and we are committed to this line.  The decision wasn't so straightforward as originally they were to curve a bit to follow the curve in the flower bed border surrounding the front lawn.  But that  worked better with a full cement sidewalk than with the pavers.  Another consideration is that the house is parallel to the road but the barn is skewed somewhat.  And then the new beams under the veranda from last year's work project stick out about 12 inches which means the walk can't be centred on the front step.  So we get creative. 

Now that the excitement is all over the grand kiddies will be returned to their life in the city this morning and I will pick up Jenn.

My creativity 101 student is available for some extra work these next two weeks.

Today we will make some room for maneuvering in the barn.  In the front are the boards for the fence and the bag of wool.  They'll leave soon. But we can certainly shuffle some of the stuff around. We will take a tape and some graph paper and do a bit of figuring once some of the dust settles. 

Just maybe all the excitement isn't quite over!


sherry said...

love that barn...i love the siding

What Comes Next? said...

I would say there is still excitement brewing! good luck with your planning and doing!

Createology said...

I love your Wonderland and the possibilities it holds. Your Littles are so adorable and so lucky to have this weekend with you out of the "city". Jenn should enjoy getting creative with ruler and graph paper in anticipation of your new creative space. Wonderful week ahead working on Wonderland my dear...

Vicki W said...

That is a VERY cool barn!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Golly! This is quite the undertaking. I put a new roof on my house four years ago, a new porch and paint job last year, and I have to save at least one more year for my latest wishes: a new computer and a new set of back patio lawn furniture. Maybe next year. Not so for you, though. Very impressive.

HollyM said...

Wow, what a beautiful barn! And won't it be wonderful for a creative space.
Your grand son is too cute.

Katie said...

Your barn is gorgeous! I'd love one like it for taking quilt pictures! Your grandson is pretty darn cute too, I'd use him as a prop for my quits ;-)