I decided to see what we could do with the existing windows before we go off half cocked and buy more.
I started out this morning by figuring out which part of the windows should be rounded. Pretty simple. I decided to round all of the inner mullions and leave the outer edges square. This is just my own plan. Not completely realistic, but enough different from the square ones that I think that they look better. I need to buy some more double bead molding and then I can put more fancy work on the window edges.
I grabbed a handful of emery boards, put on a book CD and started sanding.
A little while after I started, Tessie showed up and I made it look like a really fun job. It worked. She volunteered to help out.
This is how to keep Tessie on the job. I handed her an emery board and proceeded to surround her with windows. Then I told her she could quit as soon as she finished everything around her.
She happily started, whistling a happy tune. That lasted about 17 minutes and 34 seconds.....Then she realized that it was going to take her a couple of hours to get done.
You should have heard the squawking! No....On second thought, you shouldn't have. It wasn't pretty.
Since she is still building up her zapping power, I finally had to let her out of the cage, so to speak, just to get a little peace and quiet.
I finished the sanding and then painted everything Ceramcoat Light Ivory.
I didn't glue the windows and door in place, but I had to see how they looked.
This photo is closer to the true color of the house now. It is very calm and sedate....Unlike the owner.
I found Tessie and Zar sitting on the unfinished balcony discussing interior decorating....I knew that I should have kept them separated. He has been reading the Builtmore book. He has visions of a roof top pool, and a game room for billiards in place of the workshop. Not going to happen! He also suggested a formal ball room for dancing on the top floor.....Oh! and a fully stocked wine cellar. There is no cellar.....I am NOT building a cellar!
I am sending him home immediately and putting Tessie back to work before things get out of hand altogether.
"Zar! Go home and work on your own cottage! Tessie has enough ideas already."
I am so close, yet so far from finishing the outside. I can see it all finished in my mind....Now if I can only execute the plan....and not Zar.....
See you tomorrow.
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