And we now have a hole where our front steps once were. During the excavation they found the footings for the original cheek walls...that bobcat is making quite the racket outside my window. Oh yea, that is a porch handrail that you see in the photo below! We have so much to catch up on, but I seem to have misplaced the charger and cord that transfers the photos to the computer. When I told Nate that, he just smiled and said he wasn't surprised. Yay for conditioning husbands!
I'm Riley, a South Carolina girl born and raised. I love sweet tea, family, beautiful architecture, my wonderful husband, interior design, boiled peanuts and the lake. Trained in architecture, pursuing a passion for interior design; follow us as we design and renovate our 100 year old bungalow.
a carefree, comfortable, and thoroughly enjoyable way of living
The phrase "living the life of Riley" was commonly used among Irish soldiery during WWI. The first known citation of the phrase used in context was a letter written by Private Walter J. Kennedy and published in The Syracuse Herald on June 29, 1918. The piece was entitled "Great Life, Writes Soldier at Camp":
"This is surely one great life. We call it the life of Riley. We are having fine eats, are in great detachment and the experience one gets is fine."