I promised to follow up with two different men who both work on houses.
One – John – has been working on a BIG house, restoring it by himself.
The other – Jean – creates tiny houses – for birds. When last we heard from Jean, he was working on his Xtreme Birdhouse. While I was impatiently waiting for the photos of the finished product, Jean sent me these other ones, made from the corks of wine bottles and said:
“I can assure you that I was totally sober when I worked on those…. lol…..”
I promised to believe him. Which doesn’t mean YOU have to.
As for his Xtreme Birdhouse, it’s complete, and it’s even larger than it looks in these photos:
Which may explain why Jean calls it “The Bird Cathedral”. Congrats, Jean, on one heck of a birdhouse! Here’s another view:
So let’s go over now to Prince Edward County and check in with John, our intrepid house-restorer, and his wife Ann. When last we heard, they were about to move into the beautiful old house. Here are some photos, starting with Ann sitting on the step waiting for the truck:
John says: “The Move went as smooth as SILK!! No surprises, no grief, and very good weather!”
The couple had spent the days prior cleaning the house, and now it was time to roll out the rugs and put things in their places:
Within a day or two, the dining room, living room, master bedroom and third floor den were partially set up.
John’s office, meanwhile, looks like it’s always been there….
Of course, there’s a lot of work left to do. They’re also keeping an eye on the garden, to determine how much work it will require. But one thing you and I know about John: he has a plan for getting it all done perfectly, and on time.
Ann and John, congratulations.
Top 4 photos by Jean Long, remainder by John Garside.