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I drove up to my house to photograph the momentous progress that has taken place. Please don’t expect anything too extreme like glass in the windows or a fireplace, but I do have a copper fascia that looks great. Thank you, Joan, for convincing me to go without certain necessities like food or clothing in order to have it.
We have a new dilemma: stucco color. I like it dark, but cousin Lynn says absolutely no, Joan is not really sure and being the totally secure person that I am, I’m vacillating. I have narrowed the color of the steel to eitherblack or a dark, dark red. One more trip this week and then Thursday is “D” (as in decision) day. The tally from the polls weighs in heavily toward black. Black is certainly safe, but do I want to be so safe? A deep red would give it a certain distinction, like maybe a designer was living there. Decisions, decisions, decisions…and Obama thinks he has pressure with his job!
Finished or not, the house is really beginning to look like someone could live there one day. When that day will come is anyone’s guess, but when I show the current pictures, people always react with an “oh it’s really far along.” Of course these people don’t know how long we have been working and probably assume we broke ground this year.
From top: Biggy surveying new copper fascia; slotted window from the outside; slotted window from the inside; sample of red steel. All photos by Paul Siskin.