The final coat of stain and poly has been applied to the last 10 boards for the ceiling. It's good to know this is behind us. Once cured, we'll get them installed and the ceiling will be finished. A warm fire in the fireplace was just what I needed to motivate me to finish the job. Afterwards, the cold night wind that hit me in the face as I opened the door was laced with wood smoke from the chimney above. What a wonderful smell in cold weather!
As I walked out of the woods and past the old farm house in the dark, the 60 ft pines roared like the ocean waves as the wind rustled through their needles. Who needs a conch shell to hear the ocean when you have the wind and majestic pines?