|This house is in desperate need of new attire, isn't it?|
Before the first winter had set in, I took some cheap white paint and slopped it on to cover the front porch area to protect the wood and conceal the tired maroon paint clashing with the rest of the home. It was a temporary fix to be sure.
Three years later, we got around to putting in the last windows. I wish we'd have done it sooner but alas, finances restrained us. How nice it is now to have them in!
The east double windows were a conundrum. We have no idea why two windows were placed on that side, giving it a very off balanced feeling. I asked Jack (okay, pleaded) to have the front room's windows centered. I warned it would make the house look like it had a lazy eye otherwise. Jack shook his head, moved over the support beam and I'm pleased with the results.
Being only a week before his eighteen credit hour semester began (Hey, he likes being busy), Jack was on a roll. Our faux stone siding was on order so he didn't mess around waiting for it to come in.
The Saturday before school, our shipment arrived . . . in Ankeny, a good forty minutes away. Yes, there are downsides to country living. To top it off, we waited half an hour with very tired, very cranky kids while the home improvement store guys scratched their heads trying to find our order. So, naturally, we got out and played 'tag' and 'run in circles' to pass the time.
We raced home, put the girls in bed and spent a romantic evening studying our new purchase.
|Jack knows how to show me a good time, haha!|