Not a progress post but one of sheer appreciation! After spending Autumn and Winter undercover in its own slightly bigger shed, this little house is seeing the light of day! After a week, it is still a thrill to see the skylights back in pride of place and to have the afternoon light stream into the house! I can stay in here right up until dinner, (we eat early), and I can STILL SEE! Not that I am complaining about the old situation, it allowed me to work in my own space without getting in the way! But now that there is sunshine to enjoy, the move has seen me spending a lot afternoons in here. That’s right, I am currently lazing on my couch tapping away this very post. (The chair is far more comfortable than it looks!)
It’s not just the sun that I am delighting in, over the weekend we welcomed two days of heavy rain and I have to say it was charming to be to work in my little house with the rain drumming steadily overhead, the windows blurred with rain drops. Just like something out of my very own daydreams. I have new neighbours, the ever-agreeable chooks, and occasional visitors! A mistaken Honey Easter sped through the front door and out the neighbouring window just yesterday. I have even found myself eye to eye with three Guinea Fowl through the bathroom window as they perched on the timber railing of the hen yard. The view may not cut it on Escape to the Country, but when I am sitting on my lone chair looking out the windows, all I see is blue sky or the generous branches of gum trees. From one window I can even spy on my favourite squad of lambs.
I have tidied up and given the house a much-needed sweep! I’ve banned myself from wearing gumboots in the house. What’s more, now that I have my work bench on wheels, it’s the perfect set up for working on smaller bits and pieces, or even an unplanned but convenient desk. It just makes it all much more likely- a small step from building to living! Even if that is being slightly optimistic.
Oh, and it is always reassuring to see it keeping weather-tight!