With tile setters from Italy and painters from Mexico can you imagine where their heads are this weekend? But everyone is working right through the weekend in an effort to get me into the house asap so there’s a rumor afoot that there’s scheming to get in a television to watch the World Cup and- a pig roast! These guys are a wonderful crew and they make me smile. A few more photos and then I’m running back over to finish up working on the garden before good friend Kristen shows up for the weekend. I’m taking the weekend off from the yard so we can go to the River Arts Studio Walk here in Asheville and sit on my new deck and (yes, Marion, other Vicki and Ken)- eat cheese and drink wine. Found a new local source for artisanal cheese, one with curry. Yum!
In answer to the question, the oil fuel furnace is history. We are moving to electricity with a propane “boost” back-up. The entire HVAC system is now in the attic with the pump nestled in the hydrangeas at the corner of the house. This clears the walk out basement of all duct work and the furnace so my new studio space has been sheet rocked and is about to be painted and tiled, with a sink, stainless steel raised counters and recycled cabinets from the old kitchen- the perfect place for felting and fiber arts workshops! The electric will serve us in all but the extreme cold (when we will likely be in Florida) but the propane, which I needed for the kitchen in any case) will kick in if absolutely necessary. And, of course, we have a big wood burning fireplace and enough wood for several life times.new cabinets…
new screen porch for the kitties. We’ve decided that this is not a safe place for them to roam, between coyotes and copperheads. Sophie, especially, is curious enough to stick her little head in a hole or see what comes out at dark so we are transitioning them to the life of indoor living. It seemed as if the least we could do is give them a breezy view to the wilderness.
By tonight I’ll have photos of those cabinets and that tile in place.