As the first part of this got to be pretty long and intensive, I decided to break it into a few parts. Sadly speaking though, it seems that this part is going to be also a bit on the photo intensive side. So once again, sit back with a nice cup of coffee, tea, or whatever you like to drink as you scroll through this...
As referenced before in the previous article, the move from the "old house" to the "new house" was filled with a lot of memories, (good and bad), as well as "stuff". On the last day I was there, I decided to spend a few moments with an old friend of mine to say "Goodbye".
That old friend was "ToD" (aka: "Tree of Death").
ToD was a huge, elderly, soft maple tree that dominated our backyard, and had gotten semi-legendary status on TMP, as well as some friends of mine, and even the lawn care team. It had done wonders in dealing with someone that needed "dealing with" and was known to kill squirrels, as well, and warn lawn crews when they got "too close".
I loved that tree...
|Tree of Death, (aka: ToD): The tree that kept squirrels, useless boyfriends and nosy, pesky, lawn care personnel in line.|
|Saying farewell to ToD....|
At the house...
|One of my better passengers...|
|It's a nice fireplace, but obviously needs some "decoration", (ie: "That Murphy Touch"...)|
So since it was getting near Halloween, I decided to "spruce the mantle up a little"...
|Add musket to the wall, and some of our period primitives, and it looks like it's right out of Colonial Williamsburg. Any moment I expect someone in a powdered wig to come wandering through griping about King George III...|
The Dining Room, (aka "The Romanov Room")...
THE MAN CAVE!!!!!
|Going down the stairs to the "Man Cave". You can see the closet door cracked open. The painting/work room is to the right and to the left is the gaming room and the bathroom.|
|So we took the closet....|
|And the wine jail, just needing to be set up and filled with all of those wonderful bottles of wine...|
|The entrance to the future work area. 12 X 12 with a natural light source, adjustable track lighting, numerous electrical outlets, this room is just ready for me to occupy it with my cra...errr...."stuff"....|
|Another pic of the room showing the natural lighting. Plans are to have my painting station against the wall with numerous shelves, and storage areas for all of the stuff that is needed for this horrible hobby of ours.|
|Looking into the future game room, you can see natural lighting, electric lighting, heat, and an already wall mounted white board. The square in the ceiling is the laundry chute.|
The next two pics are of the rest of the gaming room, showing the lighting, the walls for "wall hanging stuff", the small passage with the dart board, and of course, "the hidden secret room".
That's it for the current tour of the house and the future man cave for me. I am going to be updating this as I set it the place for painting and gaming and decorating. Stay tuned for more!