Friday, January 07, 2011

Powdered Sugar

We went to the hideaway last weekend, arriving late Saturday night with about 2-3 inches of snow on the ground. We hadn't been up to the hideaway in 2 1/2 months, commitments in the city and sicknesses have unfortunately kept us away. So we were very happy to have a couple of days to relax and unwind at our sanctuary in the mountains.
It snowed a little bit while we were there, too, leaving just a little dusting of snow on the trees that looked like powdered sugar.

I love when the condensation on the window form little hearts.

Just enough snow fell that weekend that the neighbor wanted to plow the cul-de-sac. The "Men Of The Courtyard", as I've dubbed them, gather out in the snow to chat and watch the Ron plow the courtyard.

One of the guys is our contractor.Another phase of the remodel has begun. This is the mudroom. The right wall is stairs that lead up to the 2nd floor and they'll be torn down and moved to the main part of the house. Excited about moving to the next phase, not excited about all the mess. Maybe by 2013 all the work will be done. I feel like I'm being generous on time, but then again, I'm also afraid it might take even longer than that. Aside from moving the stairs, we still need to:
remodel the 2nd bedroom
remodel the 1st bathroom
retexture the hallway and paint
pain the 1st bedroom
put in new carpet/flooring
build a new deck

We are staying cityside this weekend with no big plans.


Kristina Baldwin said...

I love when condensation makes little hearts too (go figure!). And like you, I'm hoping our construction will be a thing of the past come 2013!! LOL

Shammickite said...

Want me to come over and help paint?

susan d said...

The two evergreens with the bluish in the background. That is a fan-tific photo!

Ginnie said...

The painting will go fast, as will the new carpet and flooring. It's the other stuff that will take moving the stairs??? I didn't even know you could do that! At least you have something to do. :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely breathtaking!

And I've noticed that men like to gather whenever large equipment is involved.