Tuesday, April 21, 2009

And just like that...

Summer is creeping up on us. And I'm ready. Yesterday, I came home to another great summer surprise:


Yep. Our porch swing that we got a year ago is finally up... Normally, I think swings should face the rest of the porch, but in our case, we use the side entrance to the porch a lot and didn't want to block it.

Now we have perfect push-off abilities with the porch ledge. It swings slightly off center, since we had to stagger the hooks up top (hanging it on an incline), but I don't really care. It's perfect.

Adam also wanted to try out the new compressor, so he fixed the front door. Since the DAY we closed on the house and we changed the locks, it has looked like this:

See there on the left? We had to pull that piece of trim off to change part of the lock. Well. As of yesterday? It looks like this:



I can't tell you how much it changes the entire room. Obviously still needs caulking and all the inside trim needs to be painted this spring when I can open the windows and confine the cats in the laundry room for a while. We want to wait until the base shoe is there so I can blend it in a bit more seamlessly. If you recall, we had to buy baseshoe quite a bit larger than regular quarter round because of the way the house has settled combined with that assy job the POs did sheetrocking AROUND the trim, rather than removing the trim, sheetrocking, and THEN reinstalling the trim. Grrrr.... Anyway. All in the past. No need to get worked up over it again.

As for the pup, he tried to dig the floor last night again-- 2nd time now that he's tried to dig when there's no thunderstorm, both times have been since taking the meds. I'm going to try the melatonin this week. Though, honestly, he may just want out-- the weather's been perfect and he's barely wanted to come inside at all...

So yeah. Things are chugging along at the ol' bungalow.

6 comments:

Jenni said...
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Jenni said...

Sorry about that ^. I sounded stupid. I like the porch swing facing forward.

Sadly, our porch swing, my birthday present January 2008, is still on the floor of the porch.

Amalie said...

I knew what you meant! Thanks-- I do sort of like facing the street, but it makes the swing a solitary seat-- it's hard to talk to people in chairs at the other end of the porch...

Ours was a Christmas present in 2007-- we didn't actually get it until May or so. We did have it picked out in 2007, though.

bungalowbliss said...

Oh my gosh, I'm ga-ga over your house. I love the gables, the porch swing, everything. Congrats on the progress. You're right, the one piece of trim being up makes a huge difference!

Where did you find your swing? I'm trying to find one but don't want anything that looks brand new...

Amalie said...

Thanks! The porch was a big selling point for us. And it gets plenty of use.

The porch swing came from the surprisingly named www.porchswings.com . Go figure.

It was truly surprisingly inexpensive and they have a huge selection. Sometimes, you can catch a free shipping promo, though I seem to remember it being cheaper than you'd think at regular freight costs.

niartist said...

Love the blog - well, I love all things bungalow - so I was excited to find you! I finally decided to get a screen door for our bungalow, but I'd love a front porch swing. Too bad part of our porch was converted into a sunroom in the early 30's - leaving no room for it. :( Love yours though!