Monday, November 29

*a lesson in patience

patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper.  Patience is a virtue, did your mother ever tell you that? It is a virtue that I am sadly, often lacking. When I think on the meaning of patience I am not sure I ever posses this at all. 

We just purchased an older home on 6 acres of beautifully wood land.  It is a property that has been neglected to a degree for the past few years because the man of the house has been traveling due to work. As you might imagine the old oak trees have limbs that needed to be trimmed, fallen branches that have basically rotted away right where they fell, handi-work that was rushed when done or perhaps not even finished.

The age of the home itself comes with some potential problems which we knew when we signed on the dotted line. I am going to have patience down very well by the time it is all said and done. Patience to endure a leak from the air conditioner condenser pan that has caused the flooring to buckle in several rooms (flooring is coming up it is not about the floor), patience to wait on our house in NC to sell so we can use our equity to fix all the things that need to be fixed here. Patience and I aren't on speaking terms most of the time, but I do hope to become her best friend.

On a positive note this is my favorite room in the house. (not that learning patience is negative...)
this is the hall powder room

I LOVE the white tiles on the floor as well as the others on the bathroom walls. I love the cold and hot knobs. It reminds me of my grandparents big ole farm house.  I am a bath kind of gal.

Do you see the size of that tub? It is grand. OK. So I know they make them bigger, with all the bells and whistles but I am not so sure they are better. I watched a show not long ago with a couple doing a remodel of their older home. Amazingly I watched them sledge hammer their cast iron tub to pieces and destroy it so they could put in a different one. I know.. different strokes.. for different folks.
(BTW.. my next favorite room in our new home is the kitchen because of the cabinet space.  Compared to our home in NC, I have 5 times as many cabinets if not more. Storage space is NO problem in this home.)

1 comment:

  1. Well, I can totally relate to the patience thing. Just last week, Hannah Jo was saying "grace" at lunch and it went like this: "Dear God, I hope you have a good day (she always says that) and I hope you will give mom patience." Needless-to-say, after laughing I tried to enjoy my slice of humble pie and appreciate that having children has helped me grow in character!

    I'm enjoying seeing your new home and will look forward to seeing all the updates and changes you make!


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