Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Something new to blog about while we wait for spring

Since it was too cold and snowy to ride on Sunday, 
what better time to turn the house upside down and inside out? 

Smooch: I don't like the looks of this. At all.

Smooch: Where are you going with my bed?

Smooch: We must be having a big party and this will be the dance floor. 
Why am I always the last to find out about these things?

Once I got all my bedroom furniture moved to the guest room and Smooch realized 
she could guard the back yard while sitting comfortably on the bed, she stopped complaining.

Then I set up the small bed from the guest room in my bedroom and she got all confused again.

I explained that we wouldn't want that big four-poster in the way once the new doors are installed...

...and our sunroom is finished. I'm having the original builder come back to enclose half the front porch. 
Construction starts right after the first of the year, and I couldn't be more excited –
a new living space and something to blog about this winter besides the weather!


  1. In a former house, we had a porch enclosed. I don't think one single day passed where we didn't say, "Wow, isn't this GREAT?" Best of luck on your new endeavor. It will change your life. Are you putting in a heat source or are you going to make it part of the house?

  2. Oh, I forgot--ceiling fans, too?

  3. That is going to look and be AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! BTW I love your floors. Are they wood or cork or just painted?

  4. Very nice!
    I'm all for being outdoors-with-the-comforts-of-indoors as much as possible.

  5. How exciting! I love sunrooms (and will have to enjoy yours through your blogging since I don't have one of my own...) ;)

  6. Furniture moving (and the dust bunny roundup that follows) can be quite a workout. Lucy probably appreciated your choice:)

    So, is winter a good time for N.M. construction? I guess it does avoid hot dusty conditions (not winter). Which compass direction does your front porch face?

    I've been through some renovations and it is a journey. Looking forward to yours :)

    M in NC

  7. Oh! I am SO excited! I put a sleeping porch off of my bedroom a couple of years ago and it is my favorite thing about my house, and my critters love it as much as I do! Rock it, Carson!

  8. So sock monkey replaces Mr. P. How creative. No quills from that guy!
    Always an exciting new project at your house. Nice Christmas gift to yourself, Carson....an extra room.
    Best always,

  9. It's crazy how good you are at attaching things to your photos---at first glance, it looks like your porch is finished.
    I hope they all work quickly and you're "in" before springtime!

  10. Smooch, don't look so worried eh!! gotta luv reno's, specially in someone else's house ;-)

  11. Estella from Co.12/18/12, 7:49 AM

    What a great idea...being from New England (but LOVE my Colorado) I LOVE sunporches...looking forward to seeing it go in and seeing you decorate (maybe that will be another place for ALL your bone creations hahaha Have a lovely day and hugs to all.

  12. Wow, that's gonna give you some prime enclosed space. Warmth to spare with the winter sun and cool and comfy in the summer. We've always dreamed of having a place that had the south face to do that. Our living room gets mighty toasty because of the El Sol in the winter. Cozy. Congrats. Oma Linda

  13. How exciting is this? I bet it will be Smooch's new favorite place. Looking forward to seeing the process.

  14. Cool! I can't wait to see the finished product! I love sun porches!

  15. This looks like a wonderful project for you and it will be loads of fun following it along.

    As far as writing about the weather, now t hat you have Sock Monkey up on your header, you could spend time teaching him some new songs, seasonal things, old standards. Time is never wasted when you have a Singing Sock Monkey.


    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  16. Yay! Can't wait! Yoo-Hoo!

  17. Having just been through renos myself, I don't envy you the process, but I do envy the outcome! Looking forward to seeing the end result via your blog.

  18. Wow! Looking forward to the story of this new construction project, which will give you a space almost outside and with a door Snake Stop!

    Poor Smooch! Pets NEVER like to see furniture moved! Or suitcases opened up.

    Oh, and with that first picture, Linda, I thought you were hanging your shirts from the ceiling fan!! Camera magic :-)

  19. I've been an avid reader of your blog for several years, but rarely post. But, this house talk pulled me out of lurker mode : ) Can we learn more about your house, I love that it is elegant but not too big. All the best from Delaware!

  20. A new project - awesome!

    I remember that rolly thing from last year when you were changing the ceiling fan?

  21. Sun porches are (nearly) the best thing in the world! Will be fun to watch yours being built.

  22. Do you think there will be room for you on the small bed?:- )

    Can't wait to see the finished product!

  23. ooooooh I have sun porch envy!