Life in Poland

Exposed Beams and other stuff

Here are some pictures for Olivia who is a fan of exposed beams. She and her family are also planning a move from Texas to Poland next year. Olivia, these beams are for you 🙂


Sorry about the crookedness. I was lounging on the coach just right and couldn’t be bothered to adjust 😉


We’ve kept the original doors so far, neither stripped nor re-painted. The pine beams are not stained. We only cleaned them and sprayed them with some anti-insect treatment.

09112011201 This picture is upstairs where I was thrilled to find recently that the beams have numbers etched into them from when the house was built. Misiu noticed those etchings about 5 years ago. I’m very observant.


Everything is painted white until we figure out what we want to do with this house.

09112011202 A little attic at the very top.

09112011204 Our still empty bedroom.

09112011203Current view from our still empty bedroom. Yeah, that’s our land. Respect!


No beams, just bathtub. Crazy-expensive bathtub. Crazy-expensive, heavy, heat-sucking bathtub that I insisted on.


A view to the barn. Did I mention that it is hard to find sober workers in the Village?

09112011214 Our glorious barn.

09242011229 We have a door in the fence between our house and our neighbor’s. Isn’t that quaint? We hardly ever use the door because the last time we did, the neighbor’s dog bit Misiu and now the kids are afraid to even go near the door.


It also might have something to do with the neighbor’s annual baby scarecrow hanging. Here is this year’s presentation.

09242011228 Here’s our house. Just stop at the local shop and ask where “Lucy” lives.

09242011226 A pit-stop on the way from Babcia’s to our place.


We’ve picked the last apples from the tree. Time to prepare an apple crisp. Autumn is here.

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    September 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Oh Wow, your house and look look beautiful. A dream! I can't wait to have something similar…and I LOVE the beams! 😉

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    September 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Same house as my Mom's, but near Olsztyn.

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    September 27, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Chris, how long have ya'll been there? I assumed you had been there a while but maybe not. Sorry if this is all covered on the blog somewhere, I'm being lazy.

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    September 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Very beautiful rural house :))))

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    September 27, 2011 at 11:16 am

    czarownica – I suppose it is the same as a lot of houses in the countryside. Does you Mom have 3 rooms downstairs (including the kitchen)? Originally there were 4 identical houses on my street. It is fun to visit the neighbors and see what they have done with \”our\” house.Barbapapa – Thank you :)Olivia – We've been here more than 10 years but just now we've been able to put some effort into our house. We spend the workweek in the city in our apt and the weekends/holidays at our house. Now our \”house season\” will be year-round because we are installing gas heating. Electric just doesn't cut it. We are excited about spending Christmas there this year, but Lizzie is sceptical. She is afraid that Santa won't find us.

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