Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"There is a part of me that will forever want to be walking under autumn leaves, carrying a briefcase containing the works of Shakespeare and Yeats and a portable chess set. I will pass an old tree under which once on a summer night I lay on the grass with a fragrant young woman and we quoted e.e. cummings back and forth." ~ Roger Ebert

No sooner had we returned from Florida than we were on the road again to Vermont. A "Sisters" weekend had been planned some time back and we had a wonderful time visiting with sisters and their significant others. We also stopped to see Alex and Hannah - an added plus! 

What incredible weather! Today's photos are of the nearing peak trees near where Alex and Hannah live - though we saw the same sight everywhere we turned.  This is what autumn is!








My favorite time of year!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"I should just stay composed and run to the finish line." ~ Asafa Powell

Well, by the time this posts, we should be well on our way back home. Our remodel has been quite an experience (a not yet complete experience), and we are happy, tired, and glad to be headed back north. I am including only a few shots this go-round; mostly of our new countertop. Once again - I promise a more comprehensive post in the future - probably not the next one (I'll be in VT), but perhaps the one after.


Here we go -


The flowers in the pictures are for our upstairs neighbor - who has been beyond patient with all of the noise involved in this project.







Some things that are being done as I type: 
  • closet doors
  • French door between the bedroom and living area

Some things will be done in our absence:
  • trim
  • molding
A number of things to be completed upon our return:
  • kitchen backsplash - which will add another dynamic to the kitchen for sure!
  • under cabinet lighting in kitchen
  • delivery of master bath vanity
  • additional tile work
And then:
  • furniture! I'm not sure that we will be able to afford any!
  • window treatments - we will live without for a while
  • dishes, towels, etc.