Brokeback Manor with Laura Bohn & Stephanie Odegard
I drove to Brokeback Manor this past weekend with Laura Bohn, who is never shy with an opinion (to say the least). I had several items I wanted to ask her about but I was afraid if I called them a consultation she would bill me, so instead our conversation went more like this: “Laura, what do you think if I….” I very much value her opinion, but she often forgets that this is not a science and there is usually more than one way to do things. Anyway we had a great time and she gave me great advice, some of which I listened to and some of which I ignored (of course I didn’t tell her that). I needed her decisiveness to convince me to hang the sconces together over the log storage. With us was the lovely Stephanie Odegard who was, as usual, the lovely Stephanie Odegard. She even brought a carpet sample, God bless her! She must have thought I would be further along than I am.
Visiting the site is such good therapy for me. When the costs, the frustrations, the everythingness of building the house gets to me and I am ready to put it on the market, I visit my beautiful house-to-be and all is well again. I really do love it up there and even in its state of incompleteness, the glassless house does calm me down. I am so excited to be living there and hopefully it will be in this lifetime.
Contractor Mitch has promised this week’s warm weather will bring painted metal window and door frames. As soon as next week, he tells me, I can expect to see glass being inserted into these frames. It’s all just too exciting. I have to restrain myself from going out and buying up a store’s supply of Windex. Can wait to see what people mean when they say that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t…? I’ll let you know when I find out.