Tuesday, December 06, 2011
New Windows and Gingerbread Houses
Here are two of the three window boxes lining our garage. I can't tell you how patient I have been, wanting to do this the minute we had vertical walls! There's someting about green greens and red berries that makes me so happy. We move into our new home this coming weekend. Even the thought of moving boxes one last time and unpacking is not so overwhelming. I've loved the whole process of building. Everything has gone so well, probably because we have a great contractor, and I can check in every day. Always there are questions.
We've been carrying on with our annual holiday preparations and one of them is getting together with friends to make gingerbread houses...this year is our - yikes!-31st year! That's a lot of houses, trains, lighthouses, you name it, it's been made. This year we added a fish to the lineup:
A lot of time is down time, like when you are in charge of holding the roof until it is firm enough to add the next piece:
and there are engineering feats that just never work out:
like the adirondack chair that never was. On the other hand, there's beginner's luck with this perfectly constructed, first house.
And always, there is wine and lots of smiles shared with good friends and family. Good holiday tradition.