It's hard for us to realize that we have been here, in our Forever Home, for a YEAR!!!!!
July 16, 2018 we moved into a turnkey, perfect home.!
All our furnishings and accessories had a place. No need to change a thing, Right?
It just took a few weeks for me to start "seeing" changes I could make,---- with MC's help.
The first change I wanted to make was in the Sunroom. It didn't have a " purpose".
I just couldn't think of how to make it useful!
Then, in October, our daughter held a great party for MC's 80th Birthday. Our son, Steve and his family, gave MC a jigsaw puzzle of the Old City of Danville, Virginia. The only problem was we
didn't have anywhere to work on it! WOW, the Epiphany hit me. The Sunroom would make a wonderful Dining Room with a custom table, made by MC. We could do puzzles on it, and also enjoy dinner parties . Of course, the table needed a chandelier, and so the changes began!!!
Meanwhile, MC was on Cloud 9. When we moved to Florida, he gave the kids all his woodworking tools. With the gift cards he received , he had a good excuse to start replacing them . Within a few weeks, MC's beautiful, custom table, and a new chandelier created a Dining Room!
Our Dining Room has become the most popular room in the house! That unused Sunroom now hosts numerous dinner parties and Canasta evenings with friends. And the chances are that you will find a jigsaw puzzle in the works.
The Dining Room was only the beginning. Since November, MC has built cornices, which changed the window treatments in the Kitchen, Great Room and the Dining Room. In addition , we purchased two new rugs for the Great Room to compliment the awesome accent blue wall.
I can't leave out the return of the kitchen knobs! I am so glad we saved them.
As busy as MC has been over these past months, he has been able to carve five new little MC's.
Not bad for one year in the "perfect home"! Can only imagine what is to come.............