There were times during the last year when we wondered whether we would be in the house on schedule, but there was never a question in my mind about whether we would be in the house by Christmas. I could envision it — making dinner in our new kitchen, Santa coming down the fireplace of his choosing, and the peaceful serenity of this piece of property — with the abundant birds, deer and the soft clucking of our “girls” (the hens who now provide us with 5 eggs a day!).
I had envisioned snow on the roof, a fire in both fireplaces and the stillness that a blanket of snow can bring. What I didn’t expect was sitting on the front porch rocking chairs in our shorts as the temperatures soared above 70.
Nevertheless, Christmas Day came and went in a flash of friends and family — gifts and goodies — dinner and dreams.
It has been a year of before and after pictures. Here are a few more….