Saturday, November 5, 2011

A mission to make the world less witchy

So, it's day 5 of NaNo, and have I even opened my file?

Nope :)

Instead, I was working on the witch's hut to make it less witchy for winter.

Here's what the entrance used to look like:

...and here's what it looks like now:
We totally thought it was an old tree stump under all that ivy, but it was really a stone light post!

The ivy had actually crushed the original light housing. The metal just crumbled away in my hands when I pulled it off. So, I bought a new light fixture (a taller one to get more light), installed it and re-painted the house numbers so they are actually properly visible again. I'm also going to have to get some cement to widen the top of the stone post 'cause there's no place to screw the light fixture in... right now it's being held on by a ton of outdoor, metal-bonding caulk.

..though there's still a mountain of ivy everywhere, at least the entrance is a little less witchy and, when we come home at night, we will now get enough light to see the steps/walkway up to the front door. We were getting really tired of having to use our phones as flashlights...

Now, maybe after lunch, I'll think about getting in some words ;)


  1. Wow what a lot of work - looks great.

    When we moved here a bunch of dead grass was stacked in the back - with all kinds of buggy creatures underneath. At the time we had two retired neighbours who helped teach us about gardening. We had never lived in a house. Now we know what to do and it's looks pretty good, except for the squrrils who eat bulbs and the birds who replant flowers

    don't think you've seen my garden pics....

  2. Wow, that's some transformation, and what a find under all that ivy :-)

  3. @ sue & Sarah

    heh... you should see the rest of the property ;) there's a lot of very good reasons I refer to it as 'the witch's hut' :)

    Actually, we just found out yesterday it was built by an army sergeant after the war (early 50's), which would explain a lot of the... quirky architectural aspects.


Type me out a line of Shakespeare or a line of nonsense. Dumb-blonde-jokes & Irish jokes will make me laugh myself silly :)