I’ve been asked to post pictures of the interior. I know, so far they’ve been mostly of the exterior but there is a reason why I hadn’t done it yet. We’ve done nothing on the inside – not even hang pictures. There are still boxes everywhere. The interior needs a fresh coat of paint. Strangely, I have no sense of urgency in this matter. Maybe it’s because I rather like the wall colours – well, except my office, laundry and downstairs bathroom. Other than that, I can live with what’s here. Besides, you have to do outside work when the weather is good. Can’t do it in winter. So, that’s where we’ve been concentrating our efforts so far.
As you can see, we’re still sleeping in the guest room. We decided to put the four-poster in our room and that way our guests will have the king-size bed. We have yet to go out shopping for a mattress set. All in good time. Let me just say this now, originally this house was a five bedroom house and later turned it into a three bedroom house. So, all the rooms are large, especially the master. The guest room is the smallest.
The first picture is the one of the property. It took a lot of measuring and transferring measurements to do this. The house is about 2400 square feet over two floors. It looks so tiny on the plan. We have a vision for this property. It will take a lot of work to get us there but we will get there – sooner or later. Meanwhile, here are some inside shots for your viewing pleasure. 🙂
Oh, we’re so excited. At least, we were until we were told that very few children come to call. What a disappointment. However, we’re not taking any chances and have decorated for Halloween in spite of what we’re told. Maybe the pumpkin will lure them to our chocolates.
Charlie went to a great deal of trouble to carve this pumpkin and is very proud of it. Too bad one of the teeth fell out. Oh well.
I just can’t get over the beauty of autumn in Canada. I don’t have to go far to admire the leaves. Just out my door, to be precise. So, here are a couple more pictures of the leaves.
The days are getting shorter and the nights longer. The air is crisp and clean. The trees are so beautiful in their autumn display of colour. It’s October, and this weekend is Thanksgiving. I feel at peace with myself and with my life.
It took a long time for me to finally find serenity. Perhaps I had to travel my life’s bumpy road with all its heartbreak, disappointments and sometimes joy. Perhaps we all do, I don’t know. At least, I am no longer afraid to feel happy. Used to be, I’d fear feeling joyful because it usually meant someone or something was about to pull the rug out from under me. Living on the edge of a volcano was the only way I knew.
I could dissect my early childhood through my teens and first marriage, ad nauseum but why open that can of worms again? I could dwell on family turning on me, but why bother? I’m a senior citizen now and I am finally happy to be alive. For now, I’m enjoying good health, I have a kind, sweet husband and we have a lovely home. What else is there? Children go their own way and travel their own road. I understand. It’s life. My son has his own road to travel and he’ll do it the best way he knows, as will his children when the time comes.
I didn’t mean to get all mushy on you today. It’s just the season bringing it on. After all, it is a time for reflection, giving thanks and looking at the long, cold winter ahead and yet feeling warm and safe.
Below, view from sun room and potted mums on porch.
It’s been a while since I last posted partly because the novelty of felling trees and scraping roofs has waned. Since the weather has turned cooler, we’ve been concentrating on weatherstripping every little crevice. We’re having fun. Charlie being the kind of man he is, did an incredible job fixing and insulating the basement windows. They look so tidy now. What a difference. You can’t believe how nice a bedrock cellar can look when it’s cleaned up.
The other night we had a bad storm. The trees were just whipped this way and that, rain coming down in buckets. I had to go outside and rescue one of my potted mums. It had just been blown from the pedestal and was rolling this way and that. Frankly, it doesn’t look very good anymore. With all that, the bedrock cellar was dry as a bone.
I’ve got a pain in my left heel. It seems a little better this morning but boy, was I ever crippled these last few days. Being a person that thinks if you ignore it, it will go away, I did just that. However, it’s hard to ignore searing pain when you’re trying to walk.
I’m learning something about country life. It’s a lot more lay-back than city life. What I mean is nobody seems to be in any great hurry to do stuff. Case in point, I put an ad on the net that I had firewood for sale. (Remember all those felled trees)? Well, a guy came soon enough to pay for the cord but it’s now a week later and he still hasn’t pick it up. Another example, we gave away the oil tank in the cellar. It took a month before the guys finally came to pick it up and it was free. Oh well, maybe some day I’ll learn to become more lay-back, too.
I took a picture of the outside at night.
But I went around the house and shot some nature shots since I always seem to be taking the shots of the front of the house. So here are some fall colours as they appear today.