Richard and I were both getting over our colds this week and we ended up shifting our priority to some out door work on the back door and painting furniture for staging the house. The masons came and did such a wonderful job on the chimney and the brick work that we asked them to re-parge the back of the house. They were great workers and very nice people too! Every day I admire the work they did and am grateful that skilled craftsmen are so readily available to us.
News of the horrible oil spill in the Gulf and of the eleven poor workers who remain missing, and are now presumed to have perished after the accident, have cast a pall over our week. We love that area so much and would really miss going there. The beaches may be affected and the sealife and wildlife are certainly already suffering. We are so sad for them.
On the weekend Brooklyn, Richard and I picked up a twin bed and mattress and box spring from a friend of Lisa's. They were making room for their baby and had this furniture to spare. As a proponent of re-cycle and re-store and re-purpose we were so happy to buy it for the staging of one of our smaller bedrooms...and while the house waits to sell, it can be a lovely little retreat for my granddaughter's Brooklyn and Payton. We will post pictures here once I have finished the work on it. While we were out garage sale-ing we dropped by the Airstream (our Airebella) in storage and Brooklyn played while Richard and I checked that all was well and sipped Tim's coffees!