Monday, May 7, 2012
A trussworthy post ;-)
Here are some photos, taken during the past couple of weeks, of the recent progress on the house ~ along with some of our local flora and fauna thrown in for good measure. :-)
The place for the fireplace :-)
(Flanked by the two little windows we had added)
The guest room (we had our builder add the large window on the left,
which still has plywood sheeting over it).
Note the rectangular opening to its upper right...
it was just a spot they hadn't covered with plywood yet,
but we were inspired with an idea when we looked through it
and saw this beautiful view...
That's Black Tooth Mountain and the best view of the Big Horn range.
No way were we going to have them cover that up!
So we're having a 13" x 24" "peekaboo" window made for that spot
and the window shop even threw it in for free with our window order!
Our new house has an animal totem, hanging around the lumber.
(Maybe he's a "lumberjack rabbit!" *snork*)
A return visit a few days later, with some of the roof trusses in place...
The view from the master bedroom (and bathroom on the right)
The same spot a week later, with the roof decking installed
Here's the view from the master bedroom window showing
a lovely burst of color from the blooming crabapple tree!
And while we're on the subject ~ another crabapple in bloom,
in front of the hospital where I used to work
The dormer window in the upstairs bonus room
will eventually be enhanced by a cozy window seat!
(As of Friday, it's covered by house wrap like the rest of the house)
A view from the dormer, captured before the house wrap obscured it
The house as of yesterday, now more protected from the elements
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"