Now, it hadn't rained in our neck of the woods for weeks but it poured that evening.
Little Darlin' helped with the drywalling.
The previous owners had added a small bathroom on the porch. The funny part is that when they went to put in the little shower stall, they just pulled the blinds down in the windows and put in the pre-fab shower unit. From the outside it looked like a regular window with closed blinds but on the inside there was no greenboard or anything. I don't mean to be unkind, but some of the work done in the house over the years was probably not up to code.
Like the wiring.
Can you believe the house never burned to the ground? We found this kind of thing all over the house. Turns out the previous owner, once a local sheriff, used to bring the drunks from the county jail out to the house to work essentially as a personal work crew in exchange for a reduced sentence. Really, this house, the previous owners, and our time in it could be a blog unto itself.
So now I have my private reading spot. The light and my benign neglect make it the perfect place for orchids and the Blue Knight Butterfly bush right out the window makes it a great place to spy on butterflies.