Saturday, April 11, 2009

Small Cottage in the Making

Ok I decided since I cant afford to put an addition on to this house or because we dont own it, that I'm tired of not having one of my dreams. We decided to build a very small shed (cottage) that we can somehow take along if we dont end up buying this house. This is the beginning, yep these few pieces of wood. Baldyman will get the floor up today and then we will head out and get what we need to frame it. The plan is to make a small building that I can put a white loveseat in that turns into a bed, a little table and chairs, a potbelly fake stove and just a few other "ladie" type decorations. Its going to go next to the pond we have so I can hear the water. I already have a bunch of things to place inside it. This is Baldymans Mothers Day present to me he says. We plan on being able to sleep out there, watch movies, relax, star gaze. He's going to have the roof either all clear or have a couple of skylights so we can watch the rain, the stars and moon. We are the type of people that live for the moment. I cant wait to see if we will purchase this house, at this point we still dont know, but yet I'm tired of not having somethings that would bring me some joy. We would like to stay in this house,,,but we also talk of moving to a warmer climate to live out our ending years. We talk of moving more seriously now and so are some of our kids...so who knows what will happen. For now though, hopefully in a couple of weeks I will be moving out doors for a good part of our warm weather season. I'll keep pictures posted as we go. P.S. Bugsy has now made day two of 0 presents for Grandma Dawnie!

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Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I am looking forward to seeing your dreams come true!

Lady of the Mote said...

oh your plans sound so very lovely!I always wanted hubby to make a porch,but he doesnt want to lose the yard space,
enjoy your cottage,have a very Blessed Easter.

Ginger said...

Hi Dawn:
I think it's a great idea. We all need some outdoor space to putz around in. I got my potting shed by begging, pleading and pouting. lol. I have electricity in it and I listen to music while I am scrapbooking or just hanging out.
I'm keeping my eyes open for a big rug to put in it now.
Ginger

Mrs. B. Silly said...

How exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing the progress. I want one too! lol
Happy Easter, Bridget

Karen said...

Hi Dawn,
Good idea. Go for it! POST PICTURES! lol Karen

Cynthia said...

Hi Dawnie,
That sounds great! have a nice Easter Sunday. Cindy

Raggedy Girl said...

I can't wait to see this don!

I just wanted to stop by and wish you a really Blessed Happy Easter.

from Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl

rosemarie said...

hey dawnie ,that sounds really cool ...cant wait to see it done...

Judy said...

I'm anxious to see it when it's completed. It sounds heavenly.

Shellmo said...

This sounds like it will be a lovely retreat!! I love the idea of a potbelly stove - I know it will look wonderful!!

debbie said...

DAWNIE GIRL,
I JUST LOVE YOU TO PIECES. WE ARE ALOT ALIKE IN MANY WAYS.
I LOVED THIS POST...AND THE ONE OF THE PLAQUE YOU BOUGHT.
THIS WORLD IS A VERY UGLY PLACE AND IT WILL ONLY GET UGLIER AND MEANER BUT I TRY TO MAKE LIFE A BRIGHT SPOT....I TOO HAD TO TURN MY DAUGHTER OVER TO GOD SO MANY TIMES I COULD NOT COUNT THEM...I WOULD GIVE HER TO HIM AND THEN TAKE HER BACK BECAUSE I DIDN'T FEEL HE WAS HANDLING IT RIGHT AND FAST ENOUGH...IF I WOULD STAY OUT OF GOD'S WAY, HE COULD ACCOMPLISH THAT WHICH HE SET OUT TO DO BEFORE SHE WAS BORN.
YOU ARE SO RIGHT...YOU CAN BRING YOUR CHILDREN UP RIGHT BUT SHE TOO HAS A MIND OF HER OWN AND SHE CERTAINLY ABUSES THAT RIGHT OR DID UNTIL SHE BECAME SICK. SHE TAUNTED DEATH BECAUSE OF THE ANGER THAT WAS WITHIN HER.
I LOVE YOUR LITTLE COTTAGE BALDYMAN IS BUILDING FOR YOU...I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED A PLACE LIKE THAT ALSO....MY OWN LITTLE FAIRY TALE COTTAGE. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT COMPLETED.....WHEN YOU DON'T OWN YOUR HOME, IT IS LIKE NEVER BEING SETTLED DOWN, THAT YOU DON'T REALLY BELONG BECAUSE IT IS OWNED BY SOMEONE ELSE.....AND ITS' SO WHERE AM I GOING TO LIVE....WHERE WILL I CALL HOME.
IT IS ALL GOING TO BE OKAY DAWNIE....MY AUNT PATRICIA ALWAYS TOLD ME...."NOTHING IS FOREVER. THIS TOO SHALL PASS!"
I WILL KEEP YOUR DAUGHTER IN MY PRAYERS.
THERE IS TO BE CELEBRATION AND JOY BECAUSE SUNDAY IS COMING.
HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
BLESSINGS
HUGS
debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, I can't wait to see this! I know it's going to be wonderful, and I am going to be sooo envious! laurie

Nina Diane said...

I can't wait to see pics of the little cottage going up.......