I’ve been saving these up, and now’s the time to spring ’em on you. March … Spring … See what I did there?
ANYWAY, Charlie spent his fall and winter building stuff.
From the Department of TMI: We don’t sleep in the same room, because neither of us sleeps very well, and we don’t want to wake each other up in the event one of us can sleep on a particular night. So Charlie partitioned off part of the great-room and made a bower for himself.
Let’s get a little closer look…. Is that a ghost?
Let’s look at that from the other side.
There used to be free passage from the great-room to the stereo/radio, and we couldn’t give that up entirely, so this second bower door was the compromise.
It opens like this…
And then this…
Same on both sides, if necessary, but it’s usually closed.
Those bi-fold doors used to block the stairs to the second floor, to keep the cats and the warm air downstairs in the winter. So he made new ones for that.
The plan is to move the French doors from my office to close off the other passage to the front room, to trap all the winter heat in the great-room and kitchen (I can remember back in the day, when all front rooms — parlors, some people called them — were cold). That hasn’t happened yet.
Stay tuned to this channel. When that news breaks, you’ll hear it here first.
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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a secret door.