Like most of you, my week has been focused on the devastation of Sandy. As many of you know, our son Charlie goes to school in New York. He called us on Tuesday to let us know that a back up generator was supplying the energy for his dorm. Most of the students had already left the dorm to find comfort in the homes of friends and family above the black out, so we decided to book Charlie a flight to Washington D.C. to spend time with his best friend Rebecca. He'll be sleeping on her dorm room floor for a bit. Although Charlie is now in D.C., Steve and I still watch the New York story unfold. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been affected by this terrible storm.
I thought a lot about this post. Is it insensitive to show what is going on here in California? Hopefully you will read this post and understand that I am sharing the progress of Patina Farm for two reasons: 1. I believe in the human spirit and our ability to build and rebuild our dreams (I've lived through enough earthquakes to realize this as a fact). 2. In the worst possible times, there is often a desire for a pretty distraction. So here is a distraction...
Last month, Steve and I visited Vintage Timberworks to see our antique barn beams.
We knew that the beams we selected would add the perfect amount of rusticity to Patina Farm.
This week, our antique barn beams are starting to be installed. This is the ridge beam in my office...
The beams in Steve's office are coming along nicely....
His limestone door surround is also complete.
This HUGE ridge beam (now just lying on the floor) will go the length of the entire great room.
They are also completing the framing for the vaulted ceiling in our bedroom...
as well as the groin vaulted entrance hallway...
My favorite part of the house? My chicken coop!
The building of Patina Farm is moving along faster than we can keep up!
I hope you enjoyed a bit of lightness in a heavy week.
I'm sending all of you my hugs... where ever you may be!
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