Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Second Story

Did you ever wonder why the second floor of a building is called the second story? It comes from the same latin word, historia, as the word "history", but it means "the stages of a building." I suppose somebody way back when they were inventing words knew that the plot and characters on the first story were different from the ones on the second. So far we have Pancake and Blanchard; a big black carpenter with muscles of steel who likes to take naps in the rafters at lunchtime; and Micky, a single father with a 13-year-old diabetic son who likes to put things together. And there are more.

So far the house has only frames and angles. This one from our side yard.