Good afternoon Folks ~ Thank you all for your comments about Todd doing the plumbing for me and for your prayers as we worked together Saturday. It was such a relief when there were no more leaks.
This is the crawl hole in the kitchen porch to under the house. SMALL. We opened up a hatch in the floor in the bedroom that Mark had made for getting under house, and it’s easier to go through.
Todd had a neat light that he wore on his forehead.
Here he is on his stomach in the sand. Not a comfortable job at all. He was down there almost 2 hours.
Here he is after we had eaten lunch, feeling much better.
Here’s where the shower plumbing is right now. We were just too tired to even think straight, much less do anymore work at the end of the day, so called it quits.
Here is part of the west wall of bedroom, partial old wall boards, and empty spaces. I love the dresser, it’s probably from the late 1800’s and goes well with our ‘found’ head and foot boards. I think we paid $150 for the dresser many years ago. The wall clock we bought in Spain, we had more of them all different, but sold them a long time ago to survive. This clock was my favorite. The alabaster urn lamp we bought for Mark’s mother when we were in Spain and we got it when the estate was settled after his dad passed away.
Now you all can see the curbside shopped oak veneered pressed wood and oak wood piece I loaded into the van myself. Todd and I carried it into the house and it is really heavy as all pressed wood pieces are. I love it.
I’m not sure when Todd will be able to come back down here to finish the work, so I camouflaged the back of the large piece of furniture that I had moved out away from the wall so that he could work on the shower plumbing. When we’re all done with that, I’m going to buy some of the ‘cheap’ beadboard and finish off that wall, the north wall and the beam, then also do the west wall which is showing in pictures above. The south and east wall I’ll do on down the road when I can.
The crocheted bedspread has a piece missing but you can’t see it here as it’s up on the top so you can’t see it. I don’t even remember where we got it. The wreath was free from a friend who got rid of Christmas things when she was moving to a smaller home. I also camouflaged the beam with some old curtains and garland also from the lady. Set more of Papa’s baskets up on the piece of furniture too. I could just here Mark saying ‘You’re funny’. He knows how I love to decorate for Christmas, and this might all have to come down if Todd is able to come before Christmas, and that’s why he’d say I’m funny. It did make me feel good though and all of this changed the look of the bedroom.
Here we have Garlic vine blooms. Have quite a few of these in bloom all over the area right now.
Pink muhly grass.
I read some discouraging news about Etsy last night right before going to bed. I prayed about it and had to just let it go. They are letting fake vintage items being sold and they are also letting resellers by things from China, etc. and sell them. When I first joined Etsy, it was a place strictly for handmade items. This is depressing to me. It makes me not even want to put anything in my little shop anymore. Why bother? I love to create, but between losing Mark and now this news, what’s the use? It would be nice if someone liked what I make and would buy wholesale for their shops, but I’m sure lots of us crafters feel that way. Selling is a real agony.
I have sold some pieces on Etsy and it was always exciting. It will be harder now to be found. Sigh!
Sorry for the mini rant. At least I can still create, and I enjoy it and hopefully I’ll still make sales. It’s not the end of the world. I’ll use what materials I have and just go with the flow and see what happens.
I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving.
We all have much to be thankful for even when we don’t think so.
Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady