The painters finished up last Thursday afternoon, leaving behind rooms with fresh paint and a light and airy feel. We still have not been able to replace the books ~ the shelves need to "cure" for 5 days ~ but we put the guest quarters back together over the weekend. It looks much, much better. Here's the before.
And here it is after.
Much prettier and more welcoming.
When I asked the seller why she was offloading it she said that she had another one, bigger and fancier. Good fortune for me. This has spurred me on to gathering all of my best bread recipes together for a serious season of bread making. I can also whip up some mighty fine egg whites in a flash. Now I have to find somewhere to stow it.
The weather has cooled down for awhile. Good for the garden. But it's expected to heat up again over the weekend into the 100's. Good for the crepe myrtles. Their little florets pop open in the heat and we are blessed with such outrageously hued trees. High summer in the valley.