Here are a couple of shots of the house, for those new to the blog and old friends as well. We figured they'd make a good "end of the week" post.
This is the front of the house, taken from where the driveway sort of opens up into the front yard. The stairs go up onto the porch, the front door is there. Another set of stairs on the end is in front of the car (you'll see that in the next picture).
The left end of the porch (the add-on at the end) is where the other door is that goes into the mudroom/utility room. You can also make out the new flowerbeds along the front. Not much is planted in them yet but hey, at least the hard part is done!
This is from one corner of the backyard, the back of the house. You can see the stairs that come down on the other corner of the porch. We'll have flowerbeds along the side for sure that go from the stairs down the side, but probably not across the back. Of course we say that now but next Fall I might get a wild hair and go all the way around the house. We'll see!
FYI, the fruit trees are off to the right of this photo.
We have some interesting future plans for this end (side) of the house. The branch you can see on the left side of the photo is part of "Barnabas", the party/dinner tree. Those porch steps go down and toward the tree, hence the reason it will be perfect for a party (someday).
We'll get some more pics soon to give you a layout of other parts of the property and how they relate to each other...