welcome to our place!
Still Remodeling but Have a look around!
GETTING CLOSER ALL THE TIME!!!
January 8, 2008 - An ADA "bridge" ramp is in the works and the back porch is being revamped to provide a screened porch area and laundry room. Once these exterior renovations are completed it will be fine tuning of the inside and climate controll installation.
(Construction work done by
Design by Connie)
Screen porch nearly done!
Screen porch in progress.
Front view of bridge ramp.
Wire mesh added for safety.
Looking more like a bridge. :)
Forward ho! Construction of the ADA ramp is underway. When completed, it will look like a section of bridge similar to this bridge.
Ice Storm - December 2007
Although not taken at the Route 66 Cottage premises, this
photo of trees in our personal yard a couple of miles away bears witness to
the ravages of the ice storm that put thousands of Oklahoman's out of
electricty. These poor little pine trees are over ten years old but still were no match
for Mother Nature's icy coatings. Fortunately, none of the trees broke and all
have stood back up. A few remain leaning, however, and will likely require staking
in spring to help them regain their once noble upright posture.
August 26, 2007 - For a time, our progress has been halted while Marine reservist husband answers the call of duty to our Country. Ooorah! However, bathroom renovation is now underway even though he is still serving at Quantico. Many thoughts are being kicked around on design and layout. I am anxious to get this stage done so we can move on to installing climate control units. :)
April 9, 2006 -Though the website hasn't shown anything for a while, progress has been ongoing with the cottage. The diner has now been built and being transformed into a cozy spot for two with a red, white and black color scheme.
Below, the "drive-in" living area takes on "dusk" colored walls and ceiling. Soon it will be show time on the big screen!
August 8, 2005 - The mural takes shape. The truck is after what was supposed to be my first vehicle. However, Dad decided it wasn't dependable enough for a girl to have, so he sold it to the neighbor boy who promptly wrecked and totaled it. I never forgot that truck. I thought it was cool. The "bridge" in the upper right corner is mucked so it will be a "do over" later this week. Creating this Route 66 mural has been a lot of fun.
And "what do those tiny little Burma Shave signs
say?" you ask. "This is it. Here you are. Grab your bags. Park the car.
Welcome to...Route 66 Cottage."
July 17, 2005 - The mural begins!
April 3, 2005 - The former occupant was a big Bristow Purple Pirate Fan with an additional love of pink - can you tell? So, now it's out with the purple and pink and bring on the neutral. Once the base coat has dried, we'll do another cover coat and then on to the decorative paint applications. That's my daughter, by the way. Taking advantage of that youthful enthusiasm while she has it. ;)
February 27, 2005 -The cottage now sports a beautiful new reddish terra cotta asphalt shingle roof. Now some touch up of exterior wood trim and painting of the awnings is in order. (Roof done by Cimarron Roofing)
July 16, 2004 - Route 66 Cottage on day one of ownership. The dream begins! Lots of internal work tearing out old dirtied carpets to reveal honey color painted slat board floors. Demolition also underway of the closed-in carport that a leaky roof had ruined. Hung an exterior entry door from carport to utility area. Next on the agenda will be a new roof and then renovations and painting of the inside.
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