|foundation rebuilt, board and batten replaced, furniture|
rehabilitated, deck moved back
And then, on July 1, Katherine Leyton, the A-frame's first writer-in-residence, will be moving in for a two month stay. (more, much more, on that in future posts.) The historic February 27 announcement of the 2014/15 writers in residence was posted on the Al Purdy website.
Milestones. As we should at these times, it's a good idea to look back and celebrate the small steps that inched us closer. And the people who made those steps - sometimes toiling uphill! A recent post described the poetic carpenters' triumph with the 'back deck' as Eurithe calls the road side of the cottage, and a number of folks who worked on cleaning and sorting.
|the sump pump's victory over the basement|
lake celebrated by a single wild aster
|before - the sun sparkling on the waves below the floor|
|definitely one of the 'before' photos (June 18, 2013)|
|at left, the new panel covering the electrical panel|
|a rather picturesque reminder of so|
many people-hours of raking, dragging branches
|the new back deck-|
remove the power tools and bring out some beverages
Jean Baird forwarded Brian's account of the beehive of activity "cleaning, painting, hammering, planting, landscaping, wiping down dusty books" of Saturday June 15. No less than seven (according to Brian) of Katherine's family assisted, and made some significant donations. Brian, Ray, and Ron lent a hand. Marie, Paul and Barb have been in touch. Sorta sorry I was camping that week. Sorta. Another time - hope to meet all these fine folk at the Purdy Picnic July 26.
|another cottage comfort - a firepit|
As Matti put it, "two days of work got done in one day!"
|June 2014 - wait 'til June 29 for the reveal|