porch project: the vision

Up until a week ago, this is how our front porch looked:

It’s looked like that for the last couple years, and has seen minimal use since we moved into the house.  It’s an enclosed, non-heated space, so it’s only usable when temperatures are bearable.  Basically, it’s a pass-through from our ‘front’ door (on the driveway side of the porch) into the house, and a space for me to have coffee on summer mornings.  Continue reading “porch project: the vision”

Cd’A: Day 5

My last day, unfortunately, was a bit anti-climactic.  I was really excited to do nothing and relax by the water.  The weather had been forecast to be really nice–sunny and upper 70s–but as the day progressed, the wind picked up and I wasn’t able to enjoy sitting by the water in my new bikini.  C’est la vie, I suppose. Continue reading “Cd’A: Day 5”

Cd’A: Day 4

Monday was the first day I was on my own for the entire day, and I was excited!  (No offense, honey.)  Up until now, conference activities were only scheduled for portions of the day, which is why we were able to do some hiking together each morning.  Andrew said most of the other conference attendees had come in groups of twos and threes from their respective companies, and were also trying to enjoy some outdoor activities.  It would be a shame to come this far and miss out on all that Northern Idaho has to offer!  Continue reading “Cd’A: Day 4”