The workmen showed up on Monday to work on the building. We weren’t expecting them. The way I understood it, they were starting another job that had a higher priority, and would work on ours as they had time. Apparently the other job was not ready for them to start, so we were blessed with them working on ours ahead of schedule!
I am amazed at how fast it is going up! They had the framing for the first floor well on it’s way by the end of the day Monday. By the end of Tuesday, they had the upstairs framed, the stairs built, and had started putting wood on the roof!
We are going to use mostly old windows in the building. We found some stashed in the old log cabin. We also took some of the inner windows from the main house. According to the old owner of our house, when his Mom was living here, there was apparently a government program for the elderly which she qualified for. They came and put up another set of windows on the outside of the old windows to insulate the house better. The old windows are AWESOME old windows, but many of them are either too high or too low. We also need more natural light in the house, so we will be putting in much larger windows. We didn’t want to just throw the old ones out, so we will clean, sand and paint them, and they will be put into our new building. I like that we have been able to reuse some of the old parts of the house and old hen house.
These guys are doing a fabulous job on this building! It is going to be nice! We feel so blessed. I told Bud this morning that in a way, I feel kind of ashamed. Ashamed…because it is such a nice building, it’s a LARGE building, and there is so much work yet to do on our house! I’m not really sure that ‘ashamed’ is the word I am searching for, though. I fear it seems pretentious, maybe? Frivolous? It’s something we really need, though we could certainly do without. I hasten to add, that the Lord blessed us with this building, in fact, He has blessed us so much all along this journey toward retirement. There have been so many surprising and unlooked for financial blessings. I’ll just put it that way and leave the details out for another time.
Each day, the leaves get a little more color, the rest fall to the ground. I’m not sure if this is a typical Fall or not. Needless to say, I’m enjoying every minute of it…the smells, the sights and the sounds. Coming from a region that really has no Fall season, I’m hooked! If we get no better than this, I’m ready to die and go to heaven. Being able to wear a jacket at night and in the morning has sold me. The beautiful color change is just icing on the cake!
I’ve noticed a very melancholy song of a bird I’ve never heard here before. I hope it stays for a while. It’s so beautiful. I tried to find it online, and it sounds very similar to a Golden Crested Sparrow, but I’ve never actually seen the bird!
I would swear that the chicks grow every night. I’m blown away by the changes I see from day to day. Can you see the differences from the last pictures I posted?
I hope you all are enjoying this very Autumn-ish Fall kind of day!
The falling leaves….
drift by my window…
the autumn leaves….
of red and gold….
I can’t leave this post! (Pun intended.)