Wow. It's been a year since I told you anything about the A-Frame, which is especially sad given the fact that I started this blog in order to chronicle the life and development of said A-Frame. Geez. Sometimes I think you live in my head and know everything about everything; it helps me to avoid having to type anything if you live in my head. But you don't. So here are some scenes from the A-Frame, captured last summer and this May while we were on our honeymoon. It continues to be a source of great calm, belonging, and contentment. 

I went through a brief ceramic cat phase. I'm not sorry.

I went through a brief ceramic cat phase. I'm not sorry.

The Closed/Open sign from the cafe where I spent my teens.

The Closed/Open sign from the cafe where I spent my teens.

Rag rugs in the kitchen. Found at a Goodwill.

Rag rugs in the kitchen. Found at a Goodwill.

Chair and furry throw.

Chair and furry throw.

The view in the morning.

The view in the morning.

A Target score.

A Target score.

Another cat. Still not sorry. 

Another cat. Still not sorry. 

Where my grandparents bathed. Me, not so much.

Where my grandparents bathed. Me, not so much.

I love our new but totally analog stove.

I love our new but totally analog stove.

My grandmother's chair piled with books my family has written.

My grandmother's chair piled with books my family has written.

Matthew's favorite design contribution. Book pile.

Matthew's favorite design contribution. Book pile.

New rug, old rug.

New rug, old rug.

Rag rug found at a thrift store. Sweetest thing.

Rag rug found at a thrift store. Sweetest thing.

Hole in bedroom floor I have to walk over to get to my side.

Hole in bedroom floor I have to walk over to get to my side.

The writing loft.

The writing loft.

Coming up the driveway. I love this sight more than most.

Coming up the driveway. I love this sight more than most.

The peak of the A-Frame.

The peak of the A-Frame.

New rug in the living room. Wedding pedicure.

New rug in the living room. Wedding pedicure.

New roses! No filter!

New roses! No filter!

My grandmother's pillows.

My grandmother's pillows.

Chevron made of same white, different sheen. 

Chevron made of same white, different sheen. 

Mom's Victorian style lamp with paper shade. 

Mom's Victorian style lamp with paper shade. 

The kitchen cabinet my dad built as a surprise.

The kitchen cabinet my dad built as a surprise.

A chair I stole from work and reupholstered.

A chair I stole from work and reupholstered.

60's alphabet blocks we bought for our younger visitors.

60's alphabet blocks we bought for our younger visitors.

Matthew looking for a book in the eaves.

Matthew looking for a book in the eaves.

Lantern, oar. On porch.

Lantern, oar. On porch.

Anja bought us this set years ago. Honeymoon cocktails.

Anja bought us this set years ago. Honeymoon cocktails.

Matthew in living room, chatting with my dad.

Matthew in living room, chatting with my dad.

Next year I'll paint the pine so the cherry top stands out more.

Next year I'll paint the pine so the cherry top stands out more.

My grandmother kept a diary of work they did to the A-Frame over the 40 years they used it. The A-Frame was a kit that they purchased for $1239. That's a picture of my dad and me in the recently added dining room in the early 80's.

My grandmother kept a diary of work they did to the A-Frame over the 40 years they used it. The A-Frame was a kit that they purchased for $1239. That's a picture of my dad and me in the recently added dining room in the early 80's.


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AuthorSarah Reid