Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, November 2, 2009

There was a crooked man...

Yes, those are studs for the facade wall. Yay!  We're doing a little happy dance.

"Let me see the drawing and plans," my honey said as he concentrated on something else.

"This can be altered," I reassured him. "Of course, we'll have to adapt it to the carport..." I mumbled because he wasn't looking at me, but the carport's metal posts.

"Did we put a level to all these?" he asked.
"Yes. The first corner post. It was dead level."

He walked the length and width of the carport with four-foot level in hand and replied, "Well, it's the only one. It's leaning north to south and it's leaning east to west. Every metal post is not evenly spaced..." he drew a breath...."and it slopes down hill. Where were our minds?"

Dancing ceased.
There's an English nursery rhyme that goes something like...
"There was a crooked man, who walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house."
Make that...a crooked workshop.

This beautiful door knock from Pottery Barn is $39.00


katie said...

Janean, thank you for commenting on my blog.
Your blog is beautiful.
I am also from Missouri.
I will be a follower.

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Oh it's never as easy as you think it will be! The door knocker is beautiful!


TamboinMO said...

Hi Janean,
Thanks for visiting my blog :)
The fireplace took them 2 days to complete, but should have only taken them 1. We thought they were building a false front and they thought WE were building the false front.
It was done with faux stone from Dutch Stone. I can't wait to explore your blog...it looks lovely!

Green Acres in the City said...

What a beautiful blog. Thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a gracious message. I am glad that I was able to touch your life. Many blessings!

Anonymous said...

Ain't it aggrivating!

Connie said...

Did I tell you I love your front door and flowers. Curb appeal really works. It looks so inviting!