There’s not enough wood adjacent to me to knock on, so I won’t even try to predict the tapering off of rains and the emergence of more sunshine and warmer temps. We had a frost prediction last night, and we’re seeing the kind of swings in temperature that we are used to in March. You may be wondering what this has to do with the “other room”, that extra room that we often shut the door on and pretend isn’t there. The room that always seems to fall to the bottom of the endless to-do list.
But in warm weather, not cool and not hot, but temperate and lovely, we open this door. This room is missing a door to the balcony (that’s it on the sawhorses) and one window as well. They are boarded up with plywood so the room gets a tad chilly in the winter and a tad warm in the summer. But even at seven o’clock in the evening when I took this photo, the light is nice, and so we open the door and remember this room is really there.
It actually used to look like a giant workroom, but now everything in there (except that ferris wheel which has parts too tiny and enticing to a toddler so it’s rooming in there for awhile) relates to the work on the door and the window. We’ve cleaned out and organized and one day we’ll return. One nice, lovely, warm day.
I’m hoping for a string of days with that sort of weather. I need this door open more to remind me, in moments when I’m tripping over stuff and hunting for space to put more stuff, that we have more than enough space, and look at that! Even extra space! So hush up already…