of some of these photographs -
the combination of the sunshine
and the cool morning air
seemed to make our camera less efficient.
Many of you have had questions about
Mom's studio and the progress
that is being made on it.
It is a 24 X 14 foot structure
with a 6 foot porch along the front.
basically the outside structure is finished.
There are no steps yet -
and Mom has short legs
so it is hard for her to go
in and out of it.
She is planning to cover the cinder block
with a stone facade.
There will probably be a ramp
at the double doors.
There will be steps going up onto the porch -
but she hasn't determined
if they will come from the end
or go up the center -
there are pros and cons to both ways.
The cupola still needs a weathervane on it -
Scotties or witch -
she hasn't decided on that yet either.
when she actually gets ready to inhabit
the building, Dad will insulate the walls
and put up bead-board.
of their building plans,
this building will be used for storage -
Mom is hoping that it will only be
a storage space for a year -
but the way time is flying,
it might take a bit longer.
When she goes in there,
she envisions it with
and a potter's wheel in the center.
but this is the first step to
realizing her dream -
everything in life starts with a small step.
See that swing in the above picture -
that will someday be hanging
on the porch of her studio.
It was original to our house
which was built in 1898.
We have the mate to it
on our front porch.