It's just been a raining-like-crazy week where I've felt like simply living Life rather than writing about it, you know, putting into practice what I've lately learned. And being all contemplative, silently, the way I used to be pre-blog (only sometimes do I feel the pinch of sacrifice). I'd gotten away from reading (much) this past winter, but these past three weeks I think I've read enough books to make up for it.
I didn't tell you this, but remember the wallpaper in my new Tiniest Hobbit Room? Well, I bought some more so that I could re-wallpaper two of its outer walls--that's how much I love that print. The wallpaper arrived last weekend, but did I put it up this week? Uh, no. Couldn't face it-- I must be still recuperating from wallpapering the closet's inside. Hopefully this week I'll get it done and then will show you, of course.
See this small window in our living room?
Well, soon-ish it'll become a picture window so that, without standing on tip-toe, we can see bits of the river. (Lest you think we're on the river's edge, I told my neighbor, "When we decide to sell the house, we could advertise it with a river view," and she said that might be stretching it a bit.) Including the bottom of the sill, the window will drop another 30 inches, the same length as the dining room windows. What a huge difference that will be! The river likes to change colors--this week it turned a shining silver like I'd never seen it before.
I can already see myself sitting there, staring, (squinting), watching the water and seagulls circling above.
And remember the small window in our kitchen?
I'd wanted it to become a garden window, but Window Guy--who we trust since he's 'windowed' two of our houses--said they leak, which reflects badly on him, though it's not his fault. So. He suggested deepening the sill, placing a casement window there, then installing two glass shelves. (Hopefully that makes sense to you.) That will give me 3 shelves for herbs and whatever. (Insert a happy squeal here.)
This all will cost a king's ransom, but hey. We did nothing in the way of improvements last year (rare for us) and God keeps providing for us in ways which blow our mind--plus--these changes are a lot cheaper and easier than buying a whole new house. :)
It will be hard waiting for those new windows!
Naomi's band will be flying home from California today ... any prayers for her/their safety would be appreciated!
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