Friday, December 4, 2009

Before The Snow

The day began and ended the same way, shrouded in a dense cold mist. I really do live in a different world up here. A drive to town to stock up before the arrival of the diagnosed winter storm took me out of the clouds to a place with bits of sun.

There was a brief clearing during the middle of the day, enough to reveal the high peaks were covered in a coating of white rime. It was actually more pleasant in this hole in the weather today than yesterday's humid penetrating chill.

Things can be done while the weather is nice. I changed the one lowest 2x4 below the front porch into two 2x2's. I like it better now.

From underneath it also has a much more pleasing flow. This slight change must have brought the lattice in line with Fibonacci numbers or the golden ratio. Some one else will have to do the math. Just reading those Wikipedia entries made my head spin. It just feels better with the little change.

Another planned detail was added to the ceiling of the basement patio. The trim on the left hides the seam between the beadboard panels. A second line of trim on the right was needed for balance. The clean look was nice. I will get used to this new detail.

The diagnosis is for 3 to 5 inches of snow. I'll believe it when I see it. I take the forecast as an accurate approximation of possibilities.

At this point if I am going to live in a constant state of whiteness does it make much difference if it is suspended in the air or sitting on the ground.


Anonymous said...

You are living in the clouds - like when I visited Klosters, Switzerland.
I couldn't see the problem with the 2x4's but now I like the 2x2's better! Good thing I never went into design, haha!
We are waiting for snow also. As you say, it could be 1/2" or it could be 6"; the weathermen never know.


Siria said...

Hi Christopher! I hope you are staying warm and that the clouds clear tomorrow. It would be better with the white is on the ground and the sky is clear and blue, don't you think? You have your work cut out with all the trees that are coming out, but now is definitely the right time to take them down. The cabin is looking wonderful!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What caught my eye this morning was the fan window. With that part being painted the window stands out. I like your lattice work too. The trim looks like an interesting perspective as photographed.

Lola said...

That does look better. What is in the fan window?

chuck b. said...

The fan window caught my eye too! Are you thinking about ways you can repeat that shape and pattern in the garden?

chuck b. said...

I would imagine putting some shelter under the would help insulate the house and keep it warm. We live over the garage and I sometimes think we should put some insulation in the garage ceiling.

Christopher C. NC said...

Lola that is manufacturer's sticker in the window that needs to be removed.

Chuck the floor has R-38 value of insulation. I hope it is enough to keep the tile floors warmer than in the resident gardeners house. I'm doing tile despite the potential cold floors because of the durability factor. In a space that small that will have short well trodden paths any other flooring wouldn't cut it. For now the underneath will remain open. Who knows what the future will bring.