What to do on a day when the weather is impossibly gorgeous, the leaves are turning and falling, and the whole thing is capped by a wonderfully blue sky?
Well, like a few other people around town, I spent a good chunk of the day painting!
I don't really care for the way the cedar stain/sealer smells, so I am happy to be able to do this job outside. The color,
Yes, it's true. I've been a bad communicator. It' not just the blog, it's also the coffee dates and the Skype dates--all have been neglected. Mostly that's because I've been busy working and building. But also there's the storytelling issue. I like a story that has a beginning, middle and end. You know, a conflict resolved, a problem dealt with. But right now this house-building is a story with multiple ongoing plot-lines, only a few of which have begun to show any signs of resolution.
by the "not quite done" appearance of those walls, taunting me while I did other things.
Oregon Shepherd got the wool out quickly, I went to work on installing the paneling, insulating behind it as I went, and then--sand, and brush, brush and sand--today I put on the last coat of finish, Yay!
Each day we arrive at the house and one of us will say, "What do you want to work on today?" And then we're busy all afternoon, sometimes together, sometimes separately, chipping away at whatever's next.
So does standing back and seeing the rafters all in place, like a set of giant, prehistoric ribs. When you stand under them they define a space that is both archetypal and uplifting.
I like to watch visitors as they step carefully into the house, survey the interior space, and then look up. Most stand there for a moment, eyes tracing the contours of the barely defined overhead space, and then try to put words on what they see and feel. Very often it's a simple, "Wow! I like the curves!" Although things will naturally be more closed in when the floor is raised and the ceiling is up, the curved rafters will still be visible and I'm sure that some of that feeling will remain.
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