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Old 07-01-2017, 05:10 AM   #161 (permalink)
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least, I'm sorry to hear you had to go through this, too! I had to wear mine for 3 days. I was so happy to rip that thing off on Friday morning and finally wash my hair!! Best shower, ever

Ann Thank you so much for the lovely chair and flowers! What a charming addition to this hallway Happy Birthday to Canada!!

Maudcat, in the real world, I have a screened-in back porch that needs attention. I must add that to my work list!!
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A screened in porch! How cool.
I would love one, as the mosquitoes are fierce this year! Must have been the rainy spring.
I have thought about adding a screen structure when we replace the deck, which has definitely seen better days.
But..don't want to spend much more money on the house as, for a variety of reasons, I don't think I will get the money back, all or in part, when I sell.
My house is the smallest one on the street, and is located across from a transitional care facility.
This doesn't bother me, obviously.
But the bank appraiser thought it was a negative.
Anyway, more info than you needed.
good luck with the porch.
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If you love your house, Maudcat, that is all that matters!

The porch is pretty uninhabitable right now. Probably birds nesting in it and it needs a good cleaning...I still have much to do since my husband passed...
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If I may make a recommendation, i would suggest doing things in chunks. Break the task down so that it is managable, then do one chunk at a time.
Example: sweep the screen house floor. Don't worry about washing the furniture, or replacing it., or fixing any torn screening. Just do that one thing.
So many times we get overwhelmed by the enormousness of the projects before us, and that prevents progress.
Also, I have a capable and talented handy guy that I call on for things that I can't do myself. He has done jobs for us and for my mother, who is 92 and lives in a barn of a house.
He is a godsend.
I wish you someone just like him.
Good luck to you. I always look forward to your posts. You live up to your name.
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Seren, if I was your neighbour, I would help you with that porch. I love love love porches and would be delighted to help.

I like the idea of breaking it into "doable" pieces; a little bit at a time you can have that porch begging for some new wicker furniture and a lovely table with a pretty cloth and fresh flowers in a vase on top...like this.

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Old 07-02-2017, 03:09 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Awww, thank you Maudcat. Yes, some little thing every day is what I am trying to do. At the moment, I am still working through all the papers and books that I brought home from Mr. Seren's office and all of my MIL belongings that were left here that need to go to my BIL and two SILs.

Ann! I would love a pretty porch like that I would love to have someplace to go and have my morning coffee and even my breakfast, to have my stepdaughter and grands over, to have friends and neighbors over. You have seen pics of my backyard...that is the view from this porch.
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Yes, you have a magnificent view. How lovely it would be to sit on your porch with your coffee and just listen to the birds. Maybe a hummingbird feeder at one end would bring you joy when the little birds attended.

I think you are doing very well, so much of what you are handling right now has a lot of emotion attached to it and that makes it harder to do...and also to "finish". Take your time, Seren, it will all come together eventually, at your own pace.
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