Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's The Little Things

I wonder if the new owners, whomever they may be, will notice the details here and there that make this place so unique?

I have a vivid recollection of pretending to sit in chairs on the non-existent front porch before we began construction.  In addition to staking out the location of the front of the house, we planned the height of the porch to be just right so that while seated on the porch, we couldn't see the road out front.  There's a reason why when you're sitting in the porch rocking chairs, it looks like seamless grass going from our pasture across to where the Brister's house is now.  When we realized we could create this "illusion," it became important to us. 

That's one of many choices that I remember; others were largely forgotten and just became a part of the fabric of the house.

Last month when I was pressure washing the brickwork in the side herb garden, I was struck by this.....

Would anyone else have been so anal as to cut and add this little shard?  I laid all of the bricks and Joe did the cutting.  It would have been faster and simpler to just put a big blob of mortar there in the sweep of the curve, but we didn't.  I'm sure we never even thought about it.  I wouldn't be surprised if it took Joe more than one cut to get it just right.

If only I was the third or fourth owner of our home!  I would then be part of a chain of owners and it would be natural to pass possession and care of the house along to someone else.   

It's lousy being the first to let it go.  

Everything is mine and has a story.

Even the littlest brick sliver. 

1 comment:

  1. We'll remember all these little things, and add more to the Virginia House!
    Love you - - - -


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