Monday, April 28, 2008


I know I said the next project around our house would be to replace the yucky blue carpet
on the stairs, but someone (who shall remain nameless) decided he needed to add a sunroom
onto the back deck. This sunroom will serve several purposes: the hot tub is in there and it
looks out onto the mountain and ocean, so it will be nice to be dry while hot tubbing instead
of the steady drip, drip, drip from the top deck. 
We also want to make it into a greenhouse so we can grow some stuff year round, like lettuce,
beets, radishes, etc. If it works as well as I think it will I am hoping to grow enough in there to
be able to preserve some of it. With the cost of food going through the roof these days and the
quality of the food supply diminishing all over the world, we are trying to come up with all kinds
of alternatives. Plus when you grow your own you don't have to worry about pesticides and poisons
on your food!
This is what the deck looked like when we moved in here. Yawn.

Isn't this nice? The glass door and all windows are scavenged from our church remodel. They were going to dump them, so my husband picked them up thinking this would be a nice touch for our house. The 2 skinny ones on either side and the bottom ones all swing open to let the air circulate. I'll have more pictures of the inside once it is finished with paint and places to hang plants. We have a wooden bench inside so we can sit and have coffee and watch the ocean. It is perfect in the evening when the mosquitos come out--just slam the door on them! This is a pretty enjoyable room...O.K., I guess the blue carpet on the stairs can wait.


Karen Deborah said...

ya'll are livin the life of riley! Beyoootiful! I'm thinkin about buying a big sack of beans.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

I want to come live with you! I promise i will clean up behind myself, I cook, love the garden, i will be very very good :D
Grins.... Its Absolutely GREAT!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Karen--my nephew's name is Riley! Do you have lots of bean recipes? How about rice and wheat? They are such easy things to store, but what to do with them?

Laura--when do you want to come? Oh and bring lots of Kahlua and we will make and eat cheesecakes until we burst.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is really nice! It looks like the perfect place to sit and enjoy a quiet moment and your lovely Alaskan views!



pam said...

Love the red... just had to tell ya again!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Sharon--thank you for the compliments! It is very warm inside there today because of all the sun we are having. It's very nice!

Pam--thank you! I love the color and I like being able to pick our house out of the trees when we are out in the boat too. No cream, buff, beige or grey for us!

Janette said...

Wonderful addition.
<----off to wonder if my dh could build me a sun room.....

Anonymous said...

The sunroom looks great. You have a red house too!