Winter is truly upon 3283.
It's Beautiful !
|A somewhat snow covered driveway.|
|Yes, that's ice on the lake...just about as far out as you can see...|
OK, to the update:
In the last posting I showed the trim work done around the windows in the addition. Similar boards were cut, and ready for stain for the new bathroom window. Bobbie came here last weekend and one of our planned tasks was to be painting/staining the windows and trim. But as the Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote over 200 years ago -- "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft agley (Often go awry)," [Trivia: his 255th birthday would be this Sat, Jan 25.]
It seems we forgot that when painting the inside of windows it's not just the trim, and exposed frames that need paint....but also that little bit of wood that is hidden when the window is closed. With below freezing temperatures and snow forecast we abandoned that task. I guess it will become one of the first things to do in spring. But we did find some things to work on together. The new bathroom was without towel rack, tissue holder and cabinet hardware. We remedied that. Pictures below.
|Bobbie's hands worked the allen wrench to attach the hardware for the towel bar and tissue holder.|
|I added the drawer pulls and door handles to the new bath cabinets.|
I worked slowly. Yes, even slower than usual. This isn't fine cabinet making but has much tighter tolerances than the rough carpentry I am more comfortable with. Tuesday I cut and fitted a few boards to make certain my scheme wouldn't go awry. And yesterday -- while it snowed all day outside -- I finished trimming out the living room windows. There are 'only' 23 boards that make up the interior trim. But, except for one 'gap' that I couldn't avoid, I believe the outcome was very acceptable. Unfortunately paint/stain will have to wait until spring.
|During -- I built 'sub-assemblies of trim to cover middle studs.|
|Here's a close-up of how the trim fits against the window.|
And a taste of the snow outside.
When I was finished with the shovel I grabbed my camera and took some more pictures. So as not to completely bore you I've only included a sampling of them below.
|Before I shoveled.|
Cardinals love this bird feeder.
Unfortunately they are easily frightened and I have yet to get a photo.
|There's no place like home.|
|The pines looked great with the fresh coating of snow.|
|Sorry K-bergs but the snow wasn't consistent in its coverage.|
|The lattice around our shower is largely filled with snow.|
|The shoveled path.|