Tuesday, August 11

That's What I'm Talking About

Stairs. Aren't they pretty?

They've been in place a week or so. The railing is the last little bit. Yes, I know there's some missing. Family Member's job sent him off to Italy to install some dude's wine cellar. I know, I know: Italy, home of wine connoisseurs and old world craftsmanship, and they buy American. Seriously. Makes no sense to me, either; but Family Member got a trip to Italy out of the deal. It was wasted on him, though, as all he had to say was that everything was very old, everything was crowded together, and he missed American food. Of course he didn't have much time to assimilate, either. They flew into Milan, or thereabouts, checked into the hotel and the next day had to board a train to Alba. And if you read the Wiki link, you'll know more about it than he learned while he was there. Not the adventurous sort.
Last weekend I had to remind myself several times that I could go down to the yard right from the deck; it wasn't necessary to go out from the basement. This will take some getting used to. But it's A Very Good Thing.

5 comments:

Merry said...

And she's buy-y-ying...
a stairway...
to Heaven...


Heaven = beautiful summer morning on the deck with coffee and cat (or faithful furry companion of your choice)

Why is there a town called Hell (in Michigan) but not one called Heaven? Closest I can think of is a city in California called Paradise


inoby - sign above the entrance to the gynecologist's office

Theresa said...

Yes, very pretty! Although, aren't they blue in the picture below?

I have to admit that I'm a bit envious that you have a deck, not to mention stairs. But it makes me happy to imagine you sitting out and enjoying your first cups of coffee on a leisurely morning. :)

jennifer said...

McB,what a lovely place to enjoy most any part of the day. Morning coffee or cheese and wine in the afternoon.
And then in the fall watching the leaves in the beautiful colors.
You did real good.

McB said...

and yes, I do sit out there on Sunday mornings, cat at my feet, coffee in hand and Sunday paper on my lap. At least when it's not too flippin' hot out there. And spent a good part of yesterday afternoon out there too, after the sun had moved to the front of the house.

rssasrb said...

Gorgeous steps. I'm envious of your family member.

Gorgeous steps. Did I say that already? Glad you are enjoying the new deck.