Young folk around here have been heard to say it's a rough winter while I keep saying, "Remember the snow of 1967 in Chicago? Not THAT was a tough winter" These kids.
Chicago, January 1967 24 inches of snow in one day.
Anyway, Keith does what he can on the barn as weather allows. Yesterday he installed the door going into his shop area. It's a beaut isn't it? We found it-frame and all- at a garage sale last summer for just $20. Sure it's on the ornate 80's side with its gold trimmed glass oval, but it's sturdy and big. The outside gray goes pretty well with the weathered gray of the barn steel. The funny thing is, it's a better door than either Keith or I have ever had on a house of ours-let alone a barn-in our entire lives!
The inside of the door is white and goes with nothing and everything simultaneously. The most important aspect of the door is the fact that just a little bit more of winter stays OUTSIDE of the barn. Except of course for the snow we track in with us.