Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Sunlight through trees: our future home




On a number of occasions this summer I have driven over to the site and tried to imagine what it would be like to LIVE there. Slowly "beating the bounds" (as the Brits say) I came to appreciate the beauty of this small patch of earth that we will soon call home. There are some very tall, stately trees on the property: strong oaks, broad-shouldered maples, and numerous small trees vying for sun. The ground is covered with fallen leaves and scattered vines and underbrush. I know for a fact that there has never been a house built on these grounds: true virgin wilderness! Towards the top of the site I caught a glimpse of the view that we will one day enjoy. With a little judicious clearing this will be even more prominent, especially from the second floor.

We have been in the planning stages for so long that sometimes I just can't quite believe that we will really be building a home here. I am craving some action! It is nearing the time to put dreams and plans aside and begin the execution. There is still hope that we will be able to break ground in October - and with luck have the frame raised and closed in by the time the snow falls. Come this time next year, I hope to be enjoying that view from inside our barn home!

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Ben, it was so great to get the tour yesterday. I can't wait to see the final product.

Jessica said...

Ben, this is my third time looking at your blog. I can't predict how often I'll read it: I'm fickle. :) You should keep doing it, though! And you should read other people's blogs and make comments, because that makes them more likely to read yours. On an unrelated note: www.myspace.com/glassysea