Windows and doors. As winter rolls along so do the indoor projects. This past couple of weeks seemed to be focused on windows and doors. Some were planned, some were not. The old saying that as one door closes another opens, is true, I believe anyway. But with the front door to the Inn, it was more close, nope that's not right, adjust hinges, close, nope, open, adjust thresh hold, close, open, adjust weather stripping, close, open, adjust lock, close..... You get the idea. I am happy to say that the old front door has been replaced by an even older, more period style, door. And it actually closes properly. Yay. Lesson learned was to carefully copy the hinge template to the new door and to not give up on the the small adjustments. It leads to a much better fit.
February, especially around the second week, is synonymous with love. Certainly Saint Valentine and Chaucer had something to do with that, of course. Add in the fact that the cold weather outside only encourages things like snuggling under blankets, fires in the fireplace, and comfort foods. So many songs about love too: Love is in the air. Love is all around you. All you need is love. Can't help falling in love. Somebody to love. Love shack. Etcetera etcetera.
Put all of this together and it's a perfect cocktail for romance. Probably has a lot to do with the surge of engagements and wedding planning we see this time of year.