Hello from winter wonderland!
I took this picture a couple weeks ago before the latest batch of storms came through:
General winter snow cover and pretty normal. Then there is today:
We got 12.8 inches of snow yesterday. It is sunny and pretty, but bitter, bitter cold.
We had a service do the driveway/sidewalks at the old house. It’s just too much snow to remove from both driveways. The worst part is the end of the drive – don’t you other snow people agree? All the snow pushed up from the plows that gets all packed in and with chunks of ice. At least our counties around here are snow capable and do a good job with the roads.
We have been snug in the house, though. I am loving what John called my new studio:
I still need to get pictures hung up (and do the headboard). This room is going to get a lot of the flower pictures that I have taken over the years and had prints made. The walls need to ‘cure’ for 10 days before I can use the command hooks to hang the pictures.
The trunk is progressing as well. I got out that nasty paper liner, which smelled like mothballs, then I sealed the inside with a coat of Waterlox.
The hardware is all painted as well (with rustoleum):
I was going to stain the trunk, but then I did a slat on the back and didn’t like how dark it looked, so I am going to sand that off and then just put Waterlox on the whole thing. That will darken it a little, but not too much. It will look interesting with that coating and more of the “age imperfections” will come out, but it isn’t supposed to look brand new.
I still need to work on the inner tray and then find a fabric to line the inside. I need to get out and shop for that. Going a little stir crazy. I am glad to work at home and not have to drive in this stuff, but we have not left the house since we went to the Superbowl party on Sunday!
Here’s hoping it warms up a little and melts some snow before the next storm comes. Seems like we always get one around Valentine’s Day, so who knows. I think it is supposed to get to 30 degrees tomorrow, which is going to feel amazing.