Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
~ Winston Churchill
Winter still has a grip on us. Snowflakes have been scurrying around, not adding much to what’s already on the ground. The lagoon is iced over. So is Back Creek, a surprise to me because it’s tidal and I expected the force of the tides to keep it from freezing on the surface. There is a small channel that isn’t frozen over yet.
I normally don’t post on Saturdays, but I wanted to catch you up on the construction of the addition to the sunroom.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, work has been proceeding quickly and steadily. John the Construction Guy is out here almost every day, either working, dropping off supplies, or just checking to make sure everything is okay. He’s done much of the work on his own, but has helpers here from time to time.
We should strive to welcome change and challenges, because they are what help us grow.
~ H. G. Wells, The Time Machine
It did seem a little slow at first.
But the next thing I knew, the walls were going up.
And the profile of the house was changed.
Progress is not accomplished in one stage.
~ Victor Hugo
Things will start to slow down a little now. John is waiting for some of the building materials to come in (siding shingles, decking, and something else I’m forgetting). I’m curious about the shingles. The company that made the shingles for the house went bankrupt and another company is making them now. However, the colors are different, partly because the shingles on the house have faded and weathered, and partly because they don’t make that color anymore. In case you’re wondering, the siding is vinyl although it looks a lot like cedar shingles. John ordered the shingles for the new section without showing us samples, saying he came as close as he could to matching the old shingles. Gutsy move on his part which will hopefully work out okay.
That’s all the news from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for now. Thanks for dropping in, and having a look at the renovations. The blue skies you see in the photos don’t exist today. Just gray cloud cover, and a scattering of snowflakes. No point in going out to watch the sunset this evening, so let’s just have a seat by the fire and enjoy the warmth.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂