DH has been working on the attic windows this fall. He re-glazed the windows intact instead of taking them down because the glazing was so old he was afraid the glass would fall out. This kind of delicate work is very time consuming but he doesn't mind.
The attic window and bay roof over Miss Willie's bedroom is completely finished. One day (far in the future), the green shutters will be rebuilt and replaced.
The front attic window and bay is completely finished. The ladder on the roof shows the height above the bay to work on the window.
I worried about DH the whole time he was up there working but he said he enjoyed every minute! By the way, before DH retired he spent his days in the classroom teaching art. I guess standing up painting on top of a house can be fun when you look at it from that perspective.
The windows look beautiful! Next project will be the porch in the spring!
DH has stained the floors in four rooms in the house, too, and they look beautiful, but most of the furniture is out of place now. I did minimal Christmas decorations this year. I seem to like it better that way.
And we celebrated my DB's birthday in the house this year. Here is a picture of me, my brother and my DSL.
I have to be honest about work on our someday retirement house. It is hard work and takes lots of money. And like I said in the beginning of this post, we're not as young as we used to be! And the money seems to disappear fast when working on an old house. DH is doing all the work and I'm glad he loves it!