Even putting in the lighting right now just means the overhead cam lighting, not the pretty sconces or chandeliers. Yet!
However, we now have the bones of our new staircase. Let me just tell ya, this is awesome for us. In our old cottage, originally built in the 1950's as a summer home, the staircase leading down to the bedrooms below was outside. Yep, you heard me right. Outide, as in, open the door from the family room, walk onto a landing and down a flight of stairs to another door, where you entered the bedrooms.
Watch yourself there pup. That last step's a doozie!
When we first moved down here to the beach, our kids were a lot younger. We were pretty skeptical about having them waaaay down there, sort of disconnected from the main house. The two youngest kids got bedrooms upstairs and the two teens got the downstairs which, was kind of like having your own apartment. What kid wouldn't love that, right? Wrong.
My oldest son didn't like the idea of being so far from "home base" and we heard about it plenty. We made sure for safety, to put in a light which turned on automatically when they went downstairs. We put in a security lock so they could lock themselves in and feel safe. We worried. Then one day I heard my son talking to a friend about why he wasn't fond of having to go outside to get to his room. Lighting? Safety and security? Nope. He was concerned because it was so far from his room to the kitchen where the ice cream was! Needless to say, he got over it and he and his big sister soon figured out that having a bedroom detached from the house is every high school kids' dream. And why wouldn't it be? Duh.
You can see said stairs and a bit more of the deconstrucion before the reconstrucion right here. Now that I look back at that, even though we're not where we thought we would be by now, WE'VE COME A LONG WAY BABY!
brain the time, as we continue to make progress at the cottage, to learn to Vimo so I can post some video for you. I think the final tour would be lots more fun that way, don't you?
And now, because you've been so patient and because I went and got you all dizzy going down my new stairs, I'm going to give you another sunset picture. I hope it takes you away to a beautiful place where you can calm your soul and find some rest when you start your day anew tomorrow. Night, night.