Lorraine still has a home in Montreal as well as a country home in Quebec. Her husband, an engineer by profession, passed away a short time ago. She speaks French, of course, English and Spanish. In my opinion she is also quite a talented amateur artist, and I will include photos of samples of her paintings at the end of this entry.
Previously, I have only been at her home in the evening. Flash photos do not do the home justice. This morning I had to return a sewing machine to her and asked permission to shoot snapshots of her house in the great sunlight we have right now.
The house is just a goddamned comfortable living space. Here are some pictures of rooms on the first floor. By the way, the living room is sunken:
One of three bedrooms on the second floor:
The living room from the second floor balcony and the huge skylight above the living room:
Here is one of two killer features of this home. Lorraine's studio built on the roof of the home:
The second killer feature is the patio and garden:
Lorraine is a wonderful cook. I last enjoyed fondue at her home a few days ago with various fresh fish and indescribable side dishes. She is also an amateur painter of a very high order. I find her work pleasing, to say the least:
I wish to make something clear in closing. I would value Lorraine's acquaintance if she were a beggar woman in the street, and I were passing her ten peso pieces every time I leave the grocery. However, to enjoy the gift of her with her personality, generosity, and hospitality in this beautiful home is an honor for me.