My last post introduces the work in progress, Crystal’s Room. I have news today….
On my way back from the doctor in Bracebridge (follow up on a routine check-up) I decided to swing by Uffington, the location of the “Twilight” house and my WIP. I had assumed by the state it was in last Fall that the new owners would tear the house down. To my surprise, there was a man on site with a backhoe – and not for demolition! The equipment was for digging a basement. The man told me the house was being moved back on the lot in order to have a basement. The house was originally built right on the ground with a small cellar. I am in the process of seeing if I can connect with the new owners and if they will share their experience with me. I hope I will get to learn more.
Now, I plan to fill in the research gap I had left when I figured the house was being torn down. Now that it is being given new life, the complete research will be included in the upcoming book. Readers of the blog and/or the newsletter will get a sneak peek. When “Crystal’s Room” is finished, I will post what I have found by that point. The balance will be in the April or May Newsletter along with a another painting from the house bringing the total to four.
What had started in darkness is returning to the light. A part of me is feeling renewed for knowing the house that started it all for me will get a new lease on life. And, by extension, I feel that so do I.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And Happy Birthday to my Grammy. She turns 94 today!
Wishing you the luck of the Irish! 😉