It has been a hectic few weeks since we returned from Oregon and Greg has made lots of progress on the future home of Betsy's Sunflower in Brooklin. As you can see from these pics, we now have a roof, windows , siding and that is only the part that you can see on the outside.
It has been great fun watching this new "old" building come together...we are using primarily recycled building materials... most everything right down to the exterior weathered cedar shingles has been salvaged painstakingly by Greg and put to good use here! the windows still have some nice wavy glass and they all work! the floors are recycled as well as the french doors that will be installed on the front this weekend. We have found some nice old porch posts to hold up the porch roof and when its done we 'd like to think it will look like it has always been there!
While we have been busy spring has arrived here in Maine...it has been the earliest and most pleasant anyone can remember for quite some time....often in May we are still looking at frozen dirty remains of snowbanks at the end of the drive or experiencing very frosty plant killing nights! Not so this year....all is green and growing with a vengeance. The smell of lilac is in the air and more boats lumber by every day on their way to be launched in Center Harbor.
While Greg has been busy on the exterior of the building..I have been busy making sure there will be plenty of fun and affordable items to fill it up with! Deliveries are coming in and soon I will be able to get everything unpacked and open the doors....
Speaking of doors, we are asked daily when we might be opening and I can only say with certainty that we will open as soon as we can!! Mid June is still our target date, but we are doing it all in our "spare" time after our day jobs, sooooo we'll keep you posted on an opening date as we get closer to it!
In the meantime thanks so much to all the folks who have stopped by to check it out and those who have given their time to swing a hammer or lend a hand or a tool. We appreciate all the positive feedback and enthusiasm we have had from friends and neighbors. Just one more reason Brooklin is such a great town to live in. Oh yes, and the advice!!! Keep it coming! I know at least a few of you were skeptical when Greg started building the gable ends and roof inside the building!