A Break in the Action
The carpenter we hired spent several days last week turning three windows that looked like this:
Into windows that looked like this:
My husband will be doing the taping and mudding of the drywall around the window. He's already painted the window wells, but that looks pretty much the same, only a brighter white.
The pictures don't really show it, but at the top the window well is about seven inches deep, while at the bottom it's only about three. The dome wall leans in, but the window is vertical. A compound miter box is a good thing to have . . .
The carpenter also framed the doorways, the short hallway that connects the rest of the house to the dome room, the fourth window (a regular rectangular one), the arch into the dome, and the baseboards around the dome. So it's finally looking more like a finished room.
Meanwhile, up on the roof, the roofer has one last bit of the roof to tear off, replace plywood if necessary, and reshingle.
The gas to the tiny soapstone stove is still waiting to be hooked up. That should happen pretty soon.
Speaking as an introvert, I will be really happy when all of this is done!
My husband also spent several hours with the chainsaw turning this
Just beyond this tree, I noticed the jewelweed, touch-me-not or wild impatiens, Impatiens capensis, is in bloom. Hummingbirds love this stuff.And when I was a kid, we used to have fun touching the seedpods and making them explode.
Here is a sure sign of fall: goldenrod is out. I took the picture early in the morning, but once it warms up it will be full of honeybees.
Warning: Spider ahead!
If you are spider-phobic, this would be a good time to go read your next blog. Spider pictures ahead.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
Yesterday when I went outside, I nearly walked into this web (distant picture for the squeamish who couldn't quite resist, closer pictures coming):