Monday, August 06, 2018

After

I have never, not even once (as they say) remembered to take a "before" picture in connection with one of our myriad home improvements over the years. Never.

From the day we moved in, nineteen years ago, I detested our lamppost. I was glad we had one (not all the houses on the street do), but it was in the style once known as "colonial" and I don't have a picture of it. 

I wanted needed a lamppost that looked more like us. But there were many other things of greater importance.

July was the month of the new lamppost. Himself wasn't content with just replacing the old one. He tore it out. He ran the line to a new location. He installed the new one. He learned a new skill -- masonry -- and built this wonderful wall and installed the house numbers he'd purchased in anticipation. 

Now, when you come to visit, you'll know what to look for.

And we'll leave the light on for you.

6 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Beautiful work, well done— such a distinctive and welcoming addition to your home!

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVELY -- I suspect this is indeed much more "you" than whatever was there before.

Janet O. said...

Himself did himself proud!

Chris Johnson said...

This is an outstanding addition to your home. And, yes, it looks more like something you two would choose. I remember being with Himself when he got those number tiles, or at least I think I do.

Synthia said...

Your hubby created a masterpiece!!!! It's perfect.

Barbara Anne said...

Well done to your sweetie and I love the lamp topper you two chose. It's my style, too. :) Whatever shall your hubby turn his new masonry skills to next?

The pots of flowers you've added certainly add a happy touch!

Hugs!