Durham is always filled with these kinds of encounters. And when the afternoon storms are rolling in like they are here? I turn down whatever is coming through my earbuds, center myself into the present, and pay close attention. I don’t have to capture it every time, but whenever I do, it’s a treat.
Had some tricky cuts to make at the very end but, all in all? We think it came out great! It’s finally up to code, safe, and structurally very sound.
Now we just have attempt the rest of the back deck which is easily as rotted out as the top level replaced. 😅 All in good time.
Old houses man, I tell ya!
Every once and a while though, that bites you back.😬
This deck is gonna involve WAY more TLC than we originally anticipated.
It was taken right around when we moved to Durham, NC. My first piece of writing was just accepted to be published. That was also the first time my words provided any kind of payment.
I was just starting Conduit and work was coming in.
So much has changed since then. Durham’s not the same - that green wall has been replaced by a towering condo complex.
I’m certainly not the same either. There was a lot of joy, a lot of mistakes to learn from, a lot of anxiety and hope generated from all of the above… life basically.
This photo brought all of that back, as well as immense amounts gratitude.
It almost tricks me into believing that next week won’t be back down in the 30’s again. 😄🥶
I’ve been attending this horror film festival for well over a decade and it’s been a pleasure supporting it over the years at the beautiful Carolina Theatre. 20 years! Just amazing!
These little breaks away from Durham have been so, so good for us and our individual wellbeing.
We’ve been trying to make more space for times like these, and each time we do, it consistently gives back tenfold. ❤️👫
… filled with hours of unexpected construction delays from my homeland (New England, NH & VT). Decompression and reflection necessitates much needed time with 🍵 in front of the 🔥 back at the 🏠 …
My brother’s doggo, Ginger, is officially full grown. I am glad I can still hold her!
It’s one thing where my memory has intentionally run short after moving south. 😌