We didn't get summer this year. For all of you people out there that are
thankful that fall is coming so the weather will cool down I say Come visit!
Come and cool down! Way down! I think we may have hit 70 degrees one day
this year, but I can't be certain. I know we have been measuring the sunny
days in hours, as in "Wasn't it nice for half a day last Thursday?"
And now that the calendar says fall is approaching (we have no other way of
knowing this for sure) winter is not far behind. My husband has been talking
about making a roof over our front entryway since last year. When we had 4 feet
of snow sticking around for weeks the ice was really building up because it would
thaw just enough to form ice and then freeze again overnight. I think the decision
was made to start the project because roofing went on sale this last week.
Isn't our front door pretty? It's one of my favorite things about our
house. The glass is burgundy and clear with gold outlines. We definitely
don't want the weather ruining it!
Our front entry steps became treacherous last winter with thick ice and fresh
snow falling on top of it continuously. Have you ever tried chipping thick ice
with a snow shovel? It's not happening. Plus there was not one bag of de-icer
or rock salt to be had in this town. Every store sold out and there was none
forthcoming. I just saw a sign yesterday that some places are already selling
it--a smart person would probably go get some now wouldn't they?
(Writing a note to myself...)
This roof will keep us nice and dry instead of having to run to get inside
before all the groceries get soaked. We hardly ever use our actual front
entryway--we park the cars and use the smaller garage door on the right.
My husband made a comment when we were coming home yesterday that
he is going to have to put reflectors on the post he just put up. I wonder
if that's because I am the one that parks on that side of the driveway...
More pictures as the project progresses.