It's a pleasant late-winter Saturday and I was inspired to tidy up my garden shed. It seems all winter things get put in there helter skelter. I've only done one half so far. I may go out and finish when I've rested for a bit. Here's the 'before'...
I came in and made some Oatmeal raisin cookies. Then I made tea and ate a couple.
I was reading up on newel posts and found out some interesting facts. In older houses the newel post was often hollow and when the house was finished the house plans were put into the newel post then the top part put on as a finality.
This stairway in our house has a number of newel posts. I didn't ask DH if he made them hollow and if he put the house plans inside. Oh wait. I'm not completely sure there were plans. Our house has sort of grown over the 40some years since we built it. I must admit many changes were made without much in the way of plans ( as in this last addition which might have been built in 2006. I can't remember exactly. (My DH and all 3 of our sons are/were carpenters and did most of the work themselves). I love the nooks and crannies our house now has. If I can't live in a genuinely old house I have the next best thing.
Well, I've sat and had a rest so I'll go finish tidying up the garden shed. DH is at a memorial service for a fellow volunteer at Gleaners, a man who still came every day to volunteer. He was just 50 days short of 101 years old. I have no doubt more than a few pews will be full of Gleaners people.
Thanks for coming by,