Friday, April 10, 2015
and after looking at the date of my last post, I'm betting many of you thought I went off on break, never to return!
In my defense, I have been in "construction mode" for most of that time. I have mastered (well, maybe I should say "learned") the skills of tiling and grouting. I have also stained 1000 sq ft of wide plank pine, followed by three coats of poly....eleven doors, with stain and poly, pine cabinets painted, distressed and ready for stain. Nanc helped me with the last two and Wayne was the muscle behind some of my grouting and both offered constant moral support as did my constant companion through it all, Sophie!
Seems I have dragged myself home every night the past month or more, wondering if I would make it to the shower and head to pillow on my own. So far so good and the end of this mode is nearing.
Appliances will be delivered next Friday and lots of finishing will take place before then.
I have a PT album in the works with many pics to share of the construction adventure. Will share the link with you when it's ready enough to show!
Speaking of "Spring Break".....I did have one....today! Yes, just a day....a day away form the paint, stain, poly, drywall dust and all that goes along with it. A day filled with chatter, laughter, antiques, good food, more chatter and lots more laughter....and the best part Friends!
Nancy and I were off early this morning to "Best Friends Antiques" in Blanchard, where it's always a joy to meet up with shopkeeper Diane and to view all of her wonderful wares. Today was extra special as it was like old home week. Everyone that walked through the door we knew or knew of.
Claudia & Sharon, Mary & Amy, Anne, Jo and Shelly....and of course my bestest Tilda and Myra.
Off soon to the restaurant with the latter two for that good food and a good dose of the chatter and laughter. It was a most perfect day....didn't really notice the cold winds and rain mixed with snow on this dreary day of April..... I was on spring break, finding treasures and warming my heart with good friends. That was well enough to push the bad weather right away.
I will have to say though my thoughts went many times to my sweet friend Kay, who was supposed to accompany us but was feeling under the weather.....she was missed and hope this finds her feeling much better.
Who needs a Spring Break where it's warm and sunny with white beaches and blue waters when you can have a day like I had today? I choose today!
And a little teaser before I bid you ado.....
Are you ready for a sale.....at the Farm.....Saltbox Farm?
Coming soon....stay tuned!!
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