Yesterday I finished nearly all I could do. Here are the results:
|A close up of the window. Our "TV screen without a TV."|
|The yellow door will lead to what will eventually be the bathroom. The white doors lead to our dining room and kitchen.|
Here is a step by step of how I replaced the interior doors:
|Take off the old door. Use a crowbar to rip out the old frame.|
|Install a new frame|
|Add the door. Make 87 minor adjustments until everything is level.|
|Cover everything with wood paneling.|
The front door still needs to be replaced, but I must wait for help from Yulia's dad with that. If I couldn't finish an interior door in one day it was no big deal. I could take my time and finish it another day. If I don't install the front door in a day, we'll have to go to sleep that night with a hole in our wall.
|The frightful old front door (I boarded up the windows in the winter to help the room stay warm) with the new red door waiting next to it.|
|Can't finish the ceiling until the front door is replaced.|
|The big picture.|
I hate to say it, but just as we're finishing up our veranda it almost doesn't matter anymore. Our attention is shifting from interior renovations to the world outside.
Yulia made some sun tea yesterday with rose hips and fruits.
Before (Will the weak March sunshine be enough to brew tea??)):
Our garden is still kinda bare, but we see the potential in it!
But not everything is bare. Look at these edibles that overwintered:
|Mache (Corn salad)|
Yesterday I took Toma on a bike ride to the forest and we brought some blooming wildflowers back home with us.
|Lungwort "Медунка" (Bees love these)|