It was sure hard to leave the home front but I had committed myself to go with Cynthia back at the first of the year and I didn’t want to let her down, so off we went. David was great back at the house keeping up with odds and ends, but that is the way he rolls and I’m very proud of that – he is greatly appreciated!
While I was gone he worked a good bit in the yard. We had two giant cedar trees that flanked the outside fireplace and really kind of hid it in a way so we decided to cut those down and he took care of that. David also cut down the “chinaberry tree”, we have a very strong dislike for them and it had to go. It is mostly gone; we just need to get the trunk and the base taken out. He cleaned out the flowerbed where I had trimmed all the hedges and it looks great. Every Saturday he seems to have a trash pile that accumulates and took it to the dump.
Inside the electricians returned and have all of the wires in their respective outlet boxes, they are all tidy now. Grant, the framer continues his rework of the walls and bracing the ceiling. He did frame in the little closet in the master and was working on the master bedroom door when we left last night.
David also removed the wall heater that was in the dining room/den area.
Grant finished the wall removal in both of the upstairs bedrooms and they are now larger – they look so much better. Remember the window that was inside the pantry? It is now out and he moved it upstairs where we thought we could use it, but it seems a little large for the space and now I’m not sure if we should use it or not. Darn! Look at the space where it was! It is probably the best-preserved window in the house!
The painter started working on the house, but some how the color isn’t the right one. We are not sure what happened, the mix up was at the store, but they are working on that now. It was to be a light grey and now it is a light blue. It looks ok, just not what I was hoping for.
Best of all, David surprised me with a project that he did for me. Back in 2011, I traveled to Nebraska and Iowa with some friends and we saw several “quilt barn tiles”. They are proudly displayed on building and barns in rural places, I fell in love with them and hoped one day to be able to have one of my own. I had talked to David and I finally decided on which one I wanted (it was hard to decide, I loved several). He made it for me and he did a wonderful job! I am so blessed!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,