Sunday, May 17
It's Jim's birthday and for a gift both of the boys and Coreen came out to the house to help get the last of the windows installed and do some boarding. Even I (Kathleen) joined in and between all of us we managed to get lots done. Of course, both Jim and I forgot to take the camera but the kids all whipped out their cell phones and snapped some shots...brains, brawn AND cell phone plans!
The weather started out beautiful in the morning but by afternoon had deteriorated. Luckily, we were able to get the windows in place between wind squalls. We have been hoping for rain, as this part of the country has been drought ridden for the past couple of years. Even though it is normally a dry area, this year we have been faced with several wild fires in the region. Spring, so far, has provided us with quite cool temperatures, a few snow flurries and spits and spots of rain but no real relief.
As you can see from the pictures, we can now look out the sunroom windows into the pasture. Sorry, no cows today...they must have gone camping for the long weekend. Next to the sunroom, facing south, is the diningroom with it's new window. Even on a cloudy day, it's BRIGHT! The kids decided to leave Jim to his boarding in the loft and started on the walls on the main floor. All the bedrooms (minus closets) are done as are part of the kitchen, dining and living rooms.