I had to do some house repairs today so was reminiscing about my house building experiences. Here’s some early photos of the building of our $500 house. You can see our story in my first post HERE.
These are our wonderful Calamondin oranges. We have a small potted tree that we lug outside, to be ignored, in the Summer and bring indoors, to be pampered, in the Winter. It seems to like how we treat it as it is now loaded with small oranges. The fruit never gets very sweet but it is very tasty and we use it as a zest or in cooking for flavouring.
A cold day here today so I decided to play inside. This is a table that has been in my family for many years. As a young boy at my grandparents, I used to make forts underneath it, always intrigued by the lion carvings. It is now in our house and every so often I am again caught up by the carving. I think of the long forgotten and anonymous craftsman who must have laboured many hours on his creation and remind myself to take time to appreciate his handiwork so his work was not in vain.
I believe the table is called a library table and family lore says that it once belonged to the first Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A MacDonald but unfortunately there are no papers to confirm it.