Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Let The Good Times Roll!

I'm going to take a short side excursion from my typical posts for a few days to share our recent experience.

Here is Old Sweetwater's less-than-attractive metal carport in the bottom left corner. The half-finished well house is the short brown box in background.  Anyway, the carport inspired me. Yes, inspired me.

Did you shake your head in pity? So did my honey. Well, his was more of a "Lucy? What are you thin-kin?" -- as in the old I Love Lucy Show. Then it turned into a "No way!" shake, so I had to sell him on the idea.
"It CAN be done," I began. "Beside honey, you'll need a workshop if we build the barn house. AND it will be a 20X18 workshop. Imagine THAT!"
Sold. Check.

This photo is day 2 of our "vacation." The weather was cool but beautiful and we were ready to, as our southern friends might say, "Laissez les bons temps rouler!" Aye-eeee.

A couple of week prior, I had drawn up CAD plan (Computer-Aided Design) and made a project list. Check
Purchases and delivery. Check.
Remove 6 inches of bark off the "floor." Check. No! I immediately got a migraine, I mean a full-blown ugly one. Discovery: there was about 1 inch of powdery mildew on the ground just under the bark. I'm super-allergic to mildew. I spent the day in racking pain while my sweet honey cleared and sprayed nearly a gallon of Clorox on the ground.
Mildew removal *sigh*. Check.
Day three will be better.

The light barn-inspired light fixture is Pottery Barn.


Empty Nest Full Life said...

Thanks for stopping by, and looking forward to seeing what you are up to. Jackie

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Hmmm....sounds like your "wheels" turn just about like mine! We took some old pieces of a pole barn that had been torn down and built a hen house a few years ago!
And, by the way, is that header your front door? So sweet!!!

Sharon said...

Day 3 will be much better ... as will you with the mildew removed.
Love the light.
Thanks for stopping by my blog ... remember??

Rachael said...

I love the project, be sure to keep us updated on photos of your progress!

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers, andrea

Queen B. said...

*cute* post !~

Sunny said...

I am so allergic to mold and mildew too! It makes me so sick. I figured it out when we stayed in this ski lodge year after year and every year I would get sick there. People would trapse around in their ski boots with the wet snow melting off of them and I guess it was down under the carpets in the lodge. Disappointed that I can never go back there! I loved it! :(

Good luck with the project. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

kimsound studios said...

I so understand the allergic thing. We are preparing for the holidays, so we started by steam-cleaning the carpets in the living room and hallway - wow...what a job!!! The next day I woke-up with a severe sore throat. The carpet is beautiful and clean - it's so worth it in the end. I hope to see the plans you design for this carport.

Kelly said...

This looks exciting - can't wait to see the rest! I've had several "vacations" like this. I hope you took a real vacation to recover.

LV said...

What an interesting post. Trust everything will work out for you. I am please you stopped by my place.

sherri said...

Sounds like you've got a project on your hands! This is a nice blog you have here! Thanks for visiting!