by 11:30 and everyone on the team would go to lunch. At 11:00 Norm called to say it looked as though they would work through lunch and be done by 1:00 or 1:30.
Halleluiah! Time enough to drive by the first house we purchased when we lived in Austin in 1974 and see how it looked.
|New wall obscures the view of the house from the street but I am sure it helps keep the traffic noise down as well.|
|If you were driving by, you catch a brief glimpse.|
|Trim has been painted and new foundation plantings soften the linear limestone house. A new metal roof adds to the street appeal.|
|Flowering tree replaces a live oak that used to dominate the front yard.|
I am cheating just a bit by using this flowering tree which is outside of what is no longer my house to link to Jane's Monday "Flowers in the House" party at
Small But Charming.
Head on over there to check out all the beautiful flowers.
After spending a nostalgic few minutes taking photos (with the permission of the new owners), I headed downtown to pick up Norm. The meeting WAS STILL NOT FINISHED! So I picked up some gifts for my granddaughters at the Texas History Museum and walked over the the Blanton Art Museum at the University of Texas where a wonderful surprise was waiting for me. I have always loved the Hudson River School of painters and this show was paintings of all the artists in that group owned by a private collector, so I had not previously seen any of the paintings. What a treat! I practically sprinted through the exhibit in order to be ready to leave for the airport, but still felt like the admission charge was well worth the 25 minutes of pleasure.