January 26, 2010

A Roof for the Rain

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
~Irish Blessing~

A long rainy spell settled in the past couple of weeks here in eastern Tennessee. So we were relieved to see a roof completed over our new cottage this past Friday. The rough-in plumbing is completed; electrical and heat/air rough-ins are underway. Security/integrated wiring will begin toward the end of the week. The inside is no longer broom tidy, but that is the nature of this phase! It won’t be long now for the exterior to dramatically change. Brick and siding work will soon commence.

And speak of roofs, I couldn’t resist tampering a bit with the photograph of the cupola that crowns Governor’s Palace. I applied a section of a textured background to the image, ensuring that the shadows were placed at only the top and left-hand sides. I believe I like this better than the original shown in the previous post! I hope that you like it too.


  1. It is very dramatic!

    Your house looks great...love the look of the roof line and can see how nice the shingles look...architectural ones, I think. ?

  2. LOOK!! It's almost a HOUSE!!LOL...Now, Where are you and Hubby 'gonna live? Marty is MOST grateful for all you're doing for him!!Hahaa...
    I'm SO excited!! Can't wait till we get to the decorating part!!!
    Happy building Sweetie!!

  3. Gosh your house is coming along fast (for me anyway LOL!) and looking good. You must be so excited to get in there and make it a home! Love that photo, you're good at artistic editing...what program do you use?

  4. Wow! It's really coming along. It must be so exciting for you guys to build this home! I agree with Donna the decorating part is going to be fun!

  5. Your house is really taking shape...I know you are excited watching the progress.

  6. Exciting stuff....Mind you ,your new downscaled home still looks huge to me!
    How great it'll be when you are settled in!

  7. Awesome! Your home is truly going to be another haven. I'm SO happy for you both!! ((hugs))

  8. Nice to meet you Donna, I came from, from,,well, I forget now,,just linking around. I am enjoying the heck out of your blog. Your banner is amazing, I saw a glacier in Alaska so much like that one, at just about the same distance. I will be back to see how everything is progressing.
    A fellow patriot!
    Huntsville, Alabama

  9. well, a home just isn't a home without a roof is it?
    glad you got that on there-- rain sure would be a mess without a roof.

    once many years ago we did watch our new neighborhood grow-- in florida-- in the rainy season-- i couldn't understand how those homes could pass inspection after being soaked for days at a time--- roofless-- or half built. made me not trust mine so much.

    i bet a lot of foundation problems were the result of that???

    but then again, what do i know?

    good luck as you forge on.

    happy thursday-

  10. The progress is amazing! Rain is a pretty good test isn't it!

  11. Ah, the house is progressing...how lovely...I think I like it just like that...green!!


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