~LOVING THE CONTRAST~
The whirlwind and flurry of excitement brought about with the laying of the new wood floors in our La Chaumière de Briarwood has been replaced with tired and achy bones and a desire for much needed sleep. My Mr. AGPMan and I are pretty much down for count after days and days of non-stop work. Even though we didn't personally do the installation just having to prepare our home for the new flooring made for some very full days...it's been pretty intense around here! It brought to mind the days of our early marriage when we moved fourteen times in two years...
~BACK IN PLACE~
Late yesterday afternoon the workers packed up their gear, cleaned up the mess and left. My guy has class on Thursday nights and so for an hour or two I was alone. I was so tired I honestly didn't know if I should laugh, cry or what. I stood there in the middle of our home, in the very room where over the years I watched my children grow, where nearly twenty Christmas mornings were enjoyed, where bridal and baby showers were hosted, birthdays were celebrated and funeral gatherings were attended. I couldn't help but marvel at the transformation! I feel blessed and grateful something my guy and I have wanted for so long has finally come to pass.
This change was good.
It was years in the planning...and even longer in the dreaming~
Little by little I'm getting things back in order. It's going to take some time. We are still in the midst of a very intense kitchen remodel and that won't be finished for many, many moons~
One day at a time.
This is the view from our front door..
The view from inside our formal dining room. See where the wide molding/baseboard was removed? You can see a tiny sliver of green and pink striped wallpaper if you look closely! Well...nineteen years ago I hung that colorful stuff myself directly onto the drywall!!! A few years later when I wanted to remove it
we my guy couldn't get it off. We He ended up texturing over it. The two of us literally laughed out loud when we saw it!
Didn't I just say change is good?
This one definitely was!
~LAUGHING OUT LOUD~
More pictures are coming as I work to get things back in order. There are a few things I want to bring down from upstairs and even more things being donated to Goodwill...
You may not see me for a couple of days! Aside from cleaning up the dust and getting things back to normal I'm also working on new product for my website. Hope to reopen it in a few weeks.
Blessings and love to you today...