Here is Ray working on the greenhouse part of the building. When we got the bid from the contractor we asked for his price if Ray were to do most of the work on the greenhouse. It saved some money, but I think Ray, who had done months of greenhouse research, really wanted to have a hand in building it. He has framed it and, today, drove to Salem to buy the polycarbonate glazing material that will cover this skeleton. In the upper triangle there in front you can see a greenhouse vent he installed. It is smart enough to open automatically when the interior of the greenhouse reaches a certain temperature, and then close when it needs to. There will be two glass doors as well.
Step inside the studio with me.
The sheet rock guys blew a fine texture onto the walls today. This is the main floor. The front door is just to the left. The little hidey hole under the stairs looks like a sewing machine storage hole to me.
I love to come down in the early evening after the workers leave to see what they have done during the day. After all the hammering and sawing it seems so quiet and the evening light gives it a softness that feels clean and welcoming.
I am so in love with this loft room. It is so much more than I expected. I can envision that corner where the round window is as the place where I will put my old rocking chair and my books. Maybe a small sofa in front of the window?
Looking down from the loft. The bathroom is there in the upper right. Tomorrow they are supposed to start the siding on the outside. People keep asking when it will be finished. Our answer is always, "It will be finished when it is finished." The workers are making steady progress and we are in no hurry. Well, technically, in no hurry. But I confess I am ready for it to be done.