"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." – Robert Frost
I live in what is considered the Piney Woods of Texas. I am surrounded by lush, tall pines that carpet the grass with pine cones. (Did you know you can use pine cones in the bottom of plant pots to fill much of the pot before you put in your soil? It keeps you from having to use so much unnecessary soil if your pot is large. And the best part is, when you have to move your pot, it is much, much lighter to lift!)
This is the sign in my front yard put up by Cherie of the Granite Girls. Cherie (who is my age) is the short, perky woman who runs around telling all these brawny contractors what to do. She is a spit fire!
I’m sure you’re not surprised to see that I have a red mail box. It is a large mailbox. And still Christine who brings the mail often has to pile it on my porch! Because I am a homebody and choose to shop online more than go out into traffic. Where these days you are surrounded by the ever-present and ubiquitous cell phone conversations, crowded malls, and all manner of chaotic behavior. (Not the least of which are the children running amok with parents too busy with their cell phone conversations to correct their rowdy behavior!)
They say they will be finishing up with the master bath some time this week. But it will take awhile for the new shower door to come in. We had the tub taken out all together and it will now be a large shower area.
I will be so happy when I can clean things up and have order. You all know how I hate chaos. For me, chaos around me creates chaos in my mind!
And the good news is, after they finish up this bath, we will have finished renovating this side of the garden home. And when they start on the other side, I can close the pets and myself off on this west side. I will have a bath room, bedroom, garden room, and kitchen without worrying about running around with a dog underneath each arm to reach a bathroom! Such a glorious thought!
Where we love is home; home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. -Oliver Wendell Holmes