Tex here, and as you may or may not remember, we are planning to sell our house in the burbs next year and move to the ranch. That means getting our current house ready to put on the market. Not an easy task when said house has been well-lived-in for the past 13 years. It has endured kids (including two rambunctious boys), animals and all of the wear and tear those creatures can impart on a daily basis.
So, we are gradually ticking things off our list. Hubby has been changing out ceiling fans and door knobs. Then there's paint. The doors and trim in the house have not been painted since it was built 26 years ago. The once pristine white semi-gloss is now scratched, chipped and just plain dull. And while I love to paint, I don't do trim, so we're leaving that up to the professionals.
Before the trim could be painted, though, the walls needed a fresh coat. As I said, I love painting, so no big deal. Even if it's 4 rooms one weekend and 5 more the next. It's therapeutic. And I'm sure my body will recover eventually.
But painting also means a lot of jockeying of furniture and other stuff. STUFF! Sometimes you don't realize how much stuff you have until you have to move it. (Do you know what I'm talking about, Missy?)
That means various stages of disarray. From my office...
To the living room (you should have seen it before we moved most of the stuff back into my office)...
To the... Oh. Meet my lovely assistant, Dixie. She's not in disarray.
Even in the midst of chaos, though, there are always those little things to distract you.
Last week was homecoming. Our final one.
You remember the outlandish mums, right? Here's this year's couple.
Yes, those blips of color on her mum are lights. Crazy, I know.
Then there's this. We'll call it my happy place.
I took this picture when we went to Nebraska Furniture Mart and few weeks ago. So many fun colors. Which one would you choose?
Mindy Obenhaus lives in Texas with her husband and kids. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com.