Life is good!!
It's Saturday morning. The family is all here talking and laughing catching each other up on the week's happenings. To say the house is a buzz of happiness is an understatement. As happy as I am that my family enjoys each other, it is not the necessary atmosphere for writing so I'm heading to the library for a quiet place to work. But before I head out, I thought I'd share an updated picture of the shed. No, it isn't finished, but I was able to start painting the trim :) What do you think of the colors?
Life is good!!
Any one who knows me will not deny that I love my family. From my grandson's jubilant giggles as he works out a puzzle, to my daughter wanting to talk about her day, all the way to my wonderful husband sharing jokes...these are things my life is happily made of. So what is the problem? A few years ago my husband and I moved to a smaller home thinking the kids were grown and on their own and for a time, that was true. However, Murphy's law kicks in and children return home for various reasons making a happy home, but leaving no quiet space for me to write.
In an effort to solve this dilemma, I began looking at the concept of a writing shed. Pinterest became my best friend as I perused through everything posted and then I found this quote by Virginia Woolf, "A woman must have money and a room of her own." The clouds parted and birds sang when I read this; "Yes, Virginia, you're right." I mean, who could argue with a phenomenal writer such as this?
Soon I was toting hubby all across town looking at plans and prefab sheds. He'd point out the quality whether good or poor, the expense, and the idea that once the children move out, again, how the shed will go unused. Needless to say I was not swayed and he resigned himself to the fact we were getting a shed and helped me find the perfect one to suit my needs.
On June 11 a truck pulled up and four hours later my shed had been built. Hubby still huffs and puffs that it was an unnecessary expense, but he is putting in the electricity as well as insulation and drywall. God I love this man!!
Here are a few pictures of the shed being put up, enjoy.
What do you think?
Life is good!
Michelle Craig Snively sees the world through the lens of an artist. Life is not simply black and white, but an array of beautiful hues that blend to create stories of magic and mystery.