Friday, July 11, 2008

the light at the top of the steps

after working constantly on the unpacking of truck #1's boxes, i am seeing the light at the top of the steps. there is probably ten more big boxes to unpack and put away before monday's truck #2. this move has kicked my ass and took my name.

i had been meaning to take a photo of my back steps. when i first saw this house, i fell in love with these steps and the portico. with the last hackberry removed as of monday, the simple structure of this bungalow has really popped.

even with another truckload in my hands, i am so ready to get my garden jumpin'. like with our old house, i am starting with a clean slate. this house has the original concretebordered garden beds in place but nothing in them except weeds. each morning, i have tried to weed for thirty minutes while i have my coffee before the day begins.

i think this little home & garden will enjoy coming back to life.
we can do it together.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

What a funny coincidence. I just posted this morning about letting weeds get too far ahead in my garden and having to catch up a little at a time. So I feel your weedy pain, girl.

I love that light fixture.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Dearest D,
I love the stairs and the can't wait to see more pictures of how everything is becoming yours. I can only imagine being so close to that beautiful river again. ENJOY!
Love, JFAP

Marilyn said...

Good to see you back! I was starting to worry.

That house and garden has been waiting for you to fix 'er up and make 'er proud.

I know you're going to do wonderful things!!!!!

Brad said...

I do love to restore. It's fun to peel away the layers of neglect and find ways to enhance what was originally there.

Ginni Dee said...

I love your porch! It's so cute and rustic looking. You are going to go dawnballistic fixing this place up to be your creation! I just know you are!


A bird in the hand said...

You'll put your own unique stamp on the "blank canvas". It's going to be dawnalicious. xoxoxo

Keely said...

I am so excited for you Dawn!!! Take lots of pictures of "the way it was", and then in one year we want to have access to the "was" and "is" photo albums!!! :lol:

Kiwi Kisses!

fiwa said...

I can picture you sitting on those steps in the morning, having a cuppa.

At two truck loads of boxes, you may have just surpassed what damage even Clarke and I can do in a move. And let me tell you, packrat man can do some damage. He still has plastic flowers that his grandma put on the graves on memeorial day.

Good lord girl, keep your chin up and keep working away at it.


Sis said...

I love your steps. They look homey. Your house IS coming alive, and with all the dawn&vv personality it can hold. Good for your house.

jackie said...

Great shot. Always looking forward instead of back. Always looking up instead of down.
I would expect nothing less of you Dawn.


Cheryl said...

I'm sure you can't wait to have everything put away so you can get to work on the things you love. You're almost there. I hope to follow you in pictures and words.

martha brown said...

My move kicked my ass. I wish that I could be there to help you. Don't worry -- you're almost to the top of the stairs! Pretty soon, you'll be running towards the garden -- and it's downhill from there!

A bird in the hand said...

And I gave you an award. When you have a moment to breathe, do go and collect it. xoxox

Andie-The Brown Bee said...

I too can just see your cute lil ole Dawndiggity self perched on those steps, gardenin' gloved paws wrapped round a nice steamin' cuppa good strong java. Unlike the others, I have the willpowered nerves of Patience hell, who'm I kiddin?! I CAIN'T WAIT to see your own private Eden chicklet!!!!! =0] xoxoxo
P.S. From one thoroughly kickedass mover to another...."One box at a time, one box at a time....woooooooooooosahhhhh!" lma(rms)off--since i got noassatall left ;0]

diane cook said...

Yep, I know you are working hard over there! Nothing like work to keep you busy right?
Hope to come see you someday, and sit in your garden and look out at all your beautiful flowers~