Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Slowly Coming Together

The storm that stomped through here in March almost took the roof off our Creative Space. That's the old house at the back of the property near the barn.
It needs a lot of work before it's suitable for habitation, and progress has been slow. I walked back there after the storm and saw the wind had peeled the metal on the west side of the house, like a can of tuna.
I put a tarp on it to keep most of the rain out and it stayed that way while I waited for someone to fix the damage.
Since no one lives in the house, the work was low priority for the roofers, but they finally worked their way up here a few weeks ago and replaced the old tin that is now somewhere in South Carolina I think.
I spent several hours yesterday cleaning up debris and working in the yard.
The windows were made when Calvin Coolidge was in the White House, and they've weathered many storms, but two of them got knocked out this time.
I found a glass cutter that's cutting me some new panes and I'll get those installed soon. We still have a lot of junk stored in the house. Jilda wants to rent a dumpster and go through the house ruthlessly tossing everything. I'm to the point to where that's sounding better and better.
My writing desk is just beyond the windows in this picture. Just out of the camera's view is a 100 year old oak tree, and a pack of dogwoods.
I often go down there and sit on the porch to think. I know it will be a perfect place for Jilda and I to create.


  1. This cabin is the place of my daydreams.

  2. What a great place to write! I'm glad the roof is snug again. Too bad you're having to replace some windows. Did the old ones have wavy glass? A couple of ours still do. I liked what you wrote in the previous post about still having more to do but not as much as you did yesterday. We really do have to celebrate the accomplishments of the day and try not to worry about how much more there is to do. Does anyone ever get to the point where they say, "There's no more to be done. I've done it all,"? I doubt it.

  3. I am so jealous- What a perfect spot for creativity to take blossom and bloom. I can't wait til you get it restored and can use it. Glad you got the roof part done! xo Diana

  4. Anonymous10:41 PM

    I have my own "cabin" in which to create. It's my studio upstairs in my home. I love it--but your cabin is better!!

  5. That cabin is so cool, definitely gets the creative juices flowing. :)

  6. What an awesome looking cabin. It's rather amazing to think that there were windows in there from the Calvin Coolidge days. Wow.

  7. It looks like the cabin would make a nice place to do some creative writing, away from home yet close by.

  8. That is my dream house, small, wooden, full of character and history. Hope you get it all fixed up soon so you can show us around :) btw, that WAS a banjo you spotted in the corner, well done!

  9. I love the looks of your old house. I expect I would love dreaming on that porch. Glad that you are repairing the damage. It is definitely worth saving!!

  10. What an ideal place to create... or simply to consider the mysteries of the world. No hustle and bustle. Just peace. Sounds s little like heaven

  11. Enjoy getting your cabin the way you like it... :)


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