I'm still working on apartments at the retirement community, and yesterday I met with one of the residents, to help her pick out new curtains and bedding for her apartment. We spent an hour and a half on the computer looking at different choices, and then placed an order, that would be delivered to her in a week. She was blown away by the technology and ease of shopping online.
Sunday Brewier and I spent the day transforming the facilities sunroom, back into a sunroom. The previous administrator had taken out the furniture and put up a waterfall, statuary, and loads of tchotchkies. Brewier had the room cleaned out, and we went to Big Lots, where everythng was 20% for the day, and bought patio furniture, and potted plants. The residents are so happy to have a place to gather.
What I haven't shared on the blog is that 2 months ago, I was depressed and frustrated, and prayed that the Lord would provide me with a volunteer oppertunity to help people who couldn't afford a decorator, decorate and organize their homes, and that I would be able to breathe when I went into their homes. I'm so happy to now be helping these maiden missionary ladies with their homes.
This past week I worked on our home a bit, and am feeling much more comfortable now that I have rearranged the living room. The hand forged mantel brackets I ordered on Etsy came in, and Brewier and I bought a piece of salvaged wood, and now I have a mantel I love. I picked up a couple of lanterns at the Big Lots sale, ($16 each!) and the oil painting Megan bought at an estate sale.
This is the before. This house was built in the '80's and there has never been a mantel! I'm not a fan of the green paint, but at least it isn't yellow or gold.
The lanterns came with the electric candles.