Not all those who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Here's a picture of Holly House. The photo is a couple of months old (note the surroundings are actually green) and I've added side porch railings since this picture was taken.
I unpackaged my stairs last night, sat the components out on some mats to keep from scuffing the floor, and made sure all the parts were accounted for. Everything was there, thank goodness. It was a sunuvabitch to unload off the semi, so I would've hated to have to return it. It doesn't look like much now, but eventually this junk will be a beautiful spiral staircase.
I will have to paint the metal staircase and stain and polyurethane the wooden treads so they match the rest of the wood floors, but that's small stuff. Once it's installed at least I will have access to the upstairs that doesn't require me shimmying up a precariously positioned ladder like a monkey. Because, unlike a wee monkey, I am not quick and agile. Before several cups of A.M. coffee I can barely remember my name, much less remember not to step out into the void of the stairwell when there aren't any stairs.