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Monday, January 19, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday – Front Steps


I almost completely forgot about the first installment of Metamorphosis Monday, which is hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

My 90-year old mother has been in the hospital since Thursday night, when I took her to the hoapital emergency room. We had been there Wednesday morning, but had returned home by mid-afternoon. So I am a bit out of touch with my blogging activities.

I will just do a quick post about the front steps as I found them in 1992 when I bought my house. The house had been built in 1988 so it was four years when I moved in.
The lower front steps consisted of railroad ties in terra cotta red, with gravel and terra cotta stepping stones for the lower landing. The wood was quite rotted so I had to replace them.

In 1994 I hired a mason who designed a curved lower stair.


After all this time I still need to add railings to aid in going up and down when it is wet or slippery.

For more posts in this new weekly feature, go to the listing for Metamorphosis Monday, at Susan of Between Naps on the Porch.

19 comments:

Susan said...

Looks great!

Hope your Mom is doing better soon...don't forget to take care of you!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great job on the steps! Hope your mother is doing better. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, looks great! I like the curve...very graceful looking! So sorry to hear about your Mom and hope she is doing much, much better. Susan

Bo said...

Sorry to hear about your mom...hope she is better. The change on your stairs looks quite dramatic and really dressed up your pretty home! ;-) Bo

PAT said...

Hope your mother is feeling better.

Your steps turned out beautifully. Great metamorphosis.

Hootin' Anni said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment after you visited with me...I sure hope to hear that your mother will be okay...

That's scary at her age.

Eleanor said...

First of all, I do hope your mother is more comfortable now. Blessings and strength to you both. She is so fortunate to have such a caring daughter. It has been lovely to discover Metamorphosis Monday as well as Blue Monday on your blog. Your steps have undergone a great change! Thank you also for all your visits...

Lana G! said...

The steps turned out great!

Hope your mom is doing better!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Nice job, Carrie!

XO,

Sheila

Happy To Be said...

GN Carrie...first off I hope your Mom is going to be OK...steps look great girl..big undertaking..hugs and smiles Gloria

prof en retraite said...

Hi Carrie...I hope your mom is doing better. Love the transformation of the steps!...Debbie

Momovthree said...

Great job! I hope your mother is doing well.
~Michelle

skoots1mom said...

boy, the cypress have really grown, too!

Ma'dame French said...

Looks like a great addition;) French

grey like snuffie said...

Hi Carrie, check out my post today (Monday) for some info about this week's letter for the ABC's of the Word.

Elaine said...

I really like how the steps curve around now....it adds a lot of character! Nice job.
Elaine

auction girl vintage said...

Very nice reno, Carrie, the curve adds a ton of interest. Hope your mom is resting comfortably, whether in the hospital or at home. DH & I have spent much of the past 3 years with ailing elderly parents, and I know how exhausting it is, especially with the ups and downs and necessary travel. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Victoria

Lady Katherine said...

Hope your Mother is doing ok! Love the curve! I makes your home curb appeal look so wonderful. I adding new steps soon, thats for showing yours.

mbkatc230 said...

Hope your mom is doing better. I love what you did with the steps, so much more appealing. Great job.