Here's another area that could use some work. A rug, perhaps? A valance? But it's bright and sunny, and the drop-leaf table gives it some versatility.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The wood-burning stove was wonderful on some of the colder nights. The central heat works fine, to be sure, but when it was just two of us and no need to heat the lower floor, the stove warmed up the living area wonderfully for the evening with just three logs.
I need to perfect this picture. Note how the view appears as a reflection in the framed photos above the sofa.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Today was the first nice day after the nasty weather, and after a full day of working on the house, David and I took the canoe over to the barrier beach - about a 15-minute paddle - and discovered that there had been washovers, but no apparent damage to the dunes.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The nor'easter started around 3 pm yesterday. Heavy winds last night and today. Boston woke up to snow, and PA had several inches, but just rain here. High tide plus heavy northeast winds means we can easily see and hear the surf.
David heard something bumping around in the night, and in the morning we discovered the grill had been walking around on the deck.
Just returning from an errand today, I saw a coyote trotting out from the empty lot next door and crossing the street as if he owned the place.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Dave of the Tree Company took down a honey locust in the back yard gingerly because it was rotten all the way up. The two Norway maples came down as well and really changed the feel of the back yard. Sunlight pours into the house now.
About 10 trees in all came down - three in the back, the rest in the front. The view from the deck has improved almost 100%.