Monday, March 03, 2008

on the homefront

As soon as got the unavoidable news of Matt's deployment, he stopped going to school (since he was going to have to leave before mid-term, anyhow) and launched into house projects that have been waiting.  And now things are really starting to look good.  I'm just sad that he's not here to enjoy them...

I'm quite excited about the kitchen, which now has totally-finished concrete counters by Matt, and a backsplash, too.  Once I get some light switch covers and trim pieces...well...it's gonna be crazy.  Matt's dad is milled the window trim as we speak.  (Aren't the cabinets he made of reclaimed wood beautiful?)
My happy at-home eco-creation this week, though, is a clothesline out back.  It occurred to me that, while a solar energy system on our roof would be very cool, using solar energy to dry clothes on line in the meantime would be a nice step.

I'm stoked about my simple design.  It sits in these brackets, so it can also come down if we want to use the space for something else.
And, finally, my happy report of the week: some plants that mysteriously appeared on the ledge on the side of the house.  I haven't figured out who put them there, and enjoying the mystery.

6 comments:

Krista S. Givens said...

somebody obviously knew you'd take care of them. Bless you and your gardening, homemade gifts, stick-to-it skills.

Orangeblossoms said...

Thank heavens for the little things. And, yes, those cabinets are beautiful!

RevErikaG said...

It's all beautiful, M. Just wish Matt could be there to enjoy it with you!

feminist_mom said...

hey molly, love our kitchen now as it looks so finished and loved.... and the clothesline .... i have always loved them myself. What are the colored things in the pic above the clothesline? youneed one of those giant little shop of horrors plants maybe? love, mom
PS love my new etsy homemade with love felted purse!

karen said...

I like the way this post begins and ends with plants -- because I see that you are still "cooking" seedlings on the griddle in that top picture and offering hospitality to unexpected guest plants in the final photo.

May your time on the homefront be filled with life and life-giving pursuits. I will renew my prayer that time compress so that days go by as minutes until Matt returns to the homefront.

Peace, friend.

wplsailor said...

Your projects are so inspiring