Okay, I’ve stalled long enough, its time to deliver. This post is going to be all about the new house. So much has happened recently, I thought I’d combine this subject with another one just to get things in, but it would not be fair to either subject. Shucks, I may have to break down and do more than one post this week. I guess stranger things have happened!
First of all, you are only going to see the common areas. We share the house with Sandy, Paulette’s sister and it would not be fair to show her rooms and I know our bedroom is not something Paulette wants to log on and see on the web! The office is not going to be featured this go round either.
Paulette has taken over the office and I have not been allowed to hang a single picture of my choice there or make any decisions on the décor in that room. Take my word for it! That room is not camera ready yet.
The natural starting place would be the exterior shot of the house, but we will depart from convention here and go directly to MY room. Yes, capital letters, this is MY room. The one room in the house I can do with as I please. It is my entertainment center, music room, recording studio, bar with rustic fireplace and general lounging area. Oh, yes, I forgot, my computer room, too.
Here is my throne from which I rule my kingdom, (and if you believe I rule, you’ve never been a male living with two adult women).
This next shot is my view while sitting on my, ahem, throne.
We move around the room now to the music corner just behind the throne area.
I call the long wall of the room the music wall. It is home to a stereo system, a pair of drum tables and my vintage stereo speakers. This sound system is separate from the Bose audio system the TV is broadcast through.
Next we step into an area that is coming together, but is still a work in progress. This is our living room and dining room.
We have not had a TV in the living room in the past, but Paulette refuses to have a TV in the bedroom and has declared the living room as her private TV room should she not like what I am viewing in my room.
Now we step over to what I refer to as “No man’s land.” Yep, it’s the kitchen and breakfast nook.
This is the other side of the kitchen so that those that care may see the fridge and stove setup.
We have a long porch that is accessed through my room and also the master bedroom which Paulette and I camp out in. This shot is taken from the outside door to the porch looking towards our bedroom door.
This next shot is of the porch taken from the viewpoint of our bedroom door.
I am going to throw in a shot of the fireplace mantle and the items I have displayed there. I do this because the two carved ceremonial masks that are on display were inherited by me from my parents. These two beautiful carved masks were on display in my parent’s house for many years and I have always admired them. Paulette hates them and does not want them on display. She is of the opinion that they are of demons and have no place in a Christian home. I have tried to explain that these ceremonial masks were used to ward demons off, but I am having trouble with this argument. Oh, well, that’s why we call this room MY room, LOL.
Here are two of the smallest pictures on display in my room by the door leading to the front hallway. These may be small but they each are very special to me. Looking around the room one might think the boatman has a nautical theme for this room.
Finally, I present you with a shot of the front of the house taken from across the street. We live on a cul-de-sac, so it is very peaceful with almost no traffic.
That’s the house, delivered as promised. I must admit it’s been kind of fun taking you on this tour. I’ll be back soon with the promised post of the High School Sailing Regatta. Until then, I’ll see Y’all on the docks!