I’ve said it before and I will say it again. This year has been very interesting at our house.
If you’ve followed the Back Porch through 2012 and before, you know why.
We have certainly been kept on our toes…waiting for the other shoe to drop.
We just plugged along and planned projects. It kept us busy and that is a good thing.
The first project of the year was the lodge. We decided to hire someone to paint. When the painters arrived we learned one of them is a “trim guy”.
We had a light bulb moment.
J and I would be definitely dangerous with a miter saw. We got a bid from painter guys for a little trim work.
It began with paint and the idea for beefing up the support columns. The idea grew and expanded to book shelves.
The rug was rolled up and taken to the hearth room.
Furniture was covered and accessories packed away.
Book shelves were added on either side of the french doors leading to the patio. The room was painted Sherwin Williams Antique White. This really made a difference in light for this room.
Around 800 square feet of basement was finished for J’s room, when our home was built in 2003. It was painted, but no extra trim or other work was done to the room until January 2012.
We also updated landscaping in the front yard. Unfortunately, due to drought, we lost five plants. These were replaced, in November, with a different sort of shrub that should be hardier.
Another project was replacing flooring throughout our condo at Lake of the Ozarks.
A big project was putting our home on the market in July. After four months, we removed it from listing with a plan to watch the market closely and try again at a later date.
The year began with new stents and a pacemaker for J. He feels 100% better. In October, he was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. These are a couple of reasons why we say we’ve had an interesting year.
Anyone who knows J and his health history (several surgeries, heart disease, cancer) know he is taking all this in stride. He is really fabulous!
Projects for 2013? You bet!