Mindy here, staring at the calendar, trying to figure out where October has gone. I mean, a week from today is Halloween, the last day of the month. Then it’s headlong into November and the holidays.
Well, so much for the big house being completed by the end of October. We’re now shooting for Thanksgiving.
The house has undergone some significant changes of late, though.
My office now has a light.
This antique chandelier once hung in hubby's grandmother's house before being relocated to the dining room at his parents' house.
And even though it was caked with forty-plus years of dust and grime,
I was able to clean it up and give it a new life.
Then there were the old cobblestone floors.
My man said these had to go.
So, they have now disappeared, in preparation for the new tile.
And, as of yesterday, one room has been covered completely.By the end of the week, it might all be done AND we’ll have carpet in the back of the house.
My man has been hard at work, staining the cedar that will “wrap” the existing ceiling beams in two rooms.
I can’t wait to see that.
However, my work at the big house has, temporarily, come to a halt as I work on my next proposal. I never dreamed this reno would consume so much of my time/mind. So when it’s difficult to shift gears and focus on the story, I find myself escaping to one of my many happy places around the property.
This sure beats the burbs.
But when things get really tough, a little retail therapy never hurts. Even if it’s only at my local Tractor Supply.
I couldn’t resist this giant galvanized star.
I know just where it’s going to live.
Sorry, but you’ll have to wait to find out.
Now it’s your turn. As we close in on the end of October, what are you doing? Prepping for the holidays? I know our Canadian friends have already celebrated Thanksgiving.
Maybe you’re in a lull and using the time to catch a much-needed breath.
So tell us, what do the upcoming weeks hold for you?
Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children and two dogs. 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