Here's an update and a preliminary view of our painting project. The picture on the left, below, was taken about a year ago, after the staircase had been put in. You can see the lovely wallpaper and an old light fixture that we have moved upstairs. I stripped off the wallpaper in March, before my trip to North Carolina.
The picture on the right shows what the same part of the house looks like today. It is a preliminary view because the painting is not yet finished. And we of course haven't put anything up on the walls yet to break up the large expanse of white. We have a light fixture but aren't ready to put it up yet either. We also have to get sheer curtains for the glass block windows.
Walt posted a close up of the flowers on the lilac bush out back a few days ago. Here are a couple of other shots — one looking through the bush out to the street and the neighbors' house, and another showing the full lilac bush. It's not very big — maybe four feet high at the most.