Life is full and overflowing with the new.
But it is necessary to empty out the old
to make room for the new to enter.
Wow, did Freeman House prove that quote to be true. And then some.
I was reflecting sometime during the chaotic weekend that I didn't even know the house had her original front door and transom windows until after closing. There was so much stuff piled in front of the door... on the inside of the door... that the door wasn't even visible until the piles were hauled away. It was sort of like an excavation, cleaning out this house. Oh, the stuff we found! And oh... the stuff we found. (Shudder)
I've had a lot of people in and out of the house over the past several days, and two of them casually remarked, "I can't believe you live here." Only they said it kinda like one would say, "I can't believe you kill frolicking puppies for fun." I wanted to roll them in bales of itchy insulation and force some of my before pictures on them.
But I didn't. I will, however, show you. Because I think you get it, don't you? The allure of a diamond in the rough? Regardless, as the picture above was the Freeman House Entry before, here it is almost after:
The wood floors need to be refinished, and the crown moulding has to be removed and hung again. But otherwise, besides decorating, it's done. We got a lot accomplished Saturday, but an unforeseen electrical issue has me this far (pinch thumb and index finger together) from having the house brightly lit. But boy, has it come so far!
Gosh. I have the most hectic week ever. Do you? Business calls me out of town tomorrow and Friday, and though I have a lot I want to show and share (homemade Strawberry Vanilla Jam... Rooting your own rosemary cuttings... A new quilt pattern...). In due course, I suppose.
In the meantime, it's Tuesday... my best day of the week. Hope you all enjoy yours, too! -Brin