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Yesterday it was so nasty out that I abandoned my bike ride and took the train instead--it just wasn't worth arriving at my appointment chilled, soaked, and windblown.

Today it was spring.

Graydie the gray cat sitting in the sun on the porch

While waiting for my old pal Karen to arrive for a visit from the Olympic Peninsula, Graydie and I sat out on the porch with our coffee.

Darkemeralds sitting on the porch in the sun, navy blue skirt and tights, pink sweater

After Karen's visit, I pried a few more pieces out of the closet and unhooked the electrical bits. Tomorrow I should be able to convert the remaining structure to a pile of wood and a dish of nails. Then it will be time to get bids from the electrician and the plasterer. And the guy who can take all that lumber to the Rebuilding Center for me.

All the windows in my hollow and echoey bedroom are wide open tonight. My bed linens, which were out on the clothesline in the positively April-esque breeze most of the day, have that wonderful fresh-air smell. I think I'd better make my bed so I can go lie in it.

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Mar. 1st, 2014 08:15 am (UTC)
Lovely sunshiny photos! Our weather remains mixed in the UK; bright sunshine one moment and a wintry (sleet) shower the next. But although we've had record-breaking wind and rain, we've also had a warm winter. I remain cautious about its being spring yet.
Mar. 2nd, 2014 02:39 am (UTC)
I've been following the UK weather news a little bit, and it seems like it's been pretty trying in the last several weeks.

I have to remind myself that every single year in February we all declare "Spring!" and then winter comes again for a few more weeks. It came again today.
Mar. 1st, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't be too hasty about hustling out the lumber; at least some of it can be re-used in the new layout.
Mar. 2nd, 2014 02:42 am (UTC)
The new layout will be particleboard, foil, melamine and glass, courtesy of IKEA. There's one solid sheet of heavy plywood in the closet that I'll have a use for, and I'm preserving the baseboards (I think...if I can) but otherwise I'm planning to send everything to the Rebuilding Center, where it will have a shot at a second life.
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