The Sleeping Porch



We happen to live in an older house built of solid brick during the 2nd world war. It would be considered what most would categorize as an English cottage. The type of house that was built by stout and strong scandinavian types. Even the fence is a stone wall. Everything says immoveable and solid – except the sleeping porch. You couldn’t say it was an after thought, but if we ever could find the blueprints for the house it probably would show that it was still in sketch phase rather than strong mechanical lined drawings like the rest of the house. It’s the only portion of the house that isn’t brick – it is made of wood. It doesn’t have solid windows, but flimsy screens and a great little door leading to the front lawn that slaps when it shuts. The porch is on the south side of the house…

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