Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Neighborhood Frog


Here's a new addition to the neighborhood, the Remodel Frog. He grins back at me every morning through our kitchen window bay. This l'il character appears every three feet along the wall next door, making the view through all our northside windows bright and cheerful. I know the view of aqua-wrapped walls and orange trimmed window openings is temporary (and that's a good thing). Still, I will miss that army of cheerful frogs when they are covered by siding. 

Frogs are an inside family joke, occasionally annoying but more typically funny. Green frogs with pink wings... I smile and shake my head at the thought. Nope, I won't go there. It would lose something in the explanation.

Back to the remodel: the house's exterior shell remains the same, though stripped of siding and some of it's stone. Check out the new clerestory window added to the roof. The east wall remains open to the lake, displaying open studs throughout the interior. 


New swarms of subcontractors arrive each week, keeping the site active. Recently it has been roofers, plumbers and HVAC installers that joined the regular crew of carpenters. Big delivery trucks arrive and depart, worker's trucks fill up the street, and I can only imagine the choreography required to keep things progressing inside the house. 

Construction is such fun to watch, even when it's next door.  

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