So, here is the explanation about the flowers.....
This afternoon I replaced the broken, splitting hand railing that was on the stairs coming into my home. It was going bad when I bought the house, and had become a really hazardous eyesore. Of course, I didn't think to take a picture of it before I took it apart, but trust me, it was nasty.
Here is the finished new railing.....
There are a few other places to repair, boards to replace, etc., and then I will paint the deck. I'm very excited about that and I am looking forward to having a fresh, new-looking deck in a few weeks.
It was a hot, sweaty job, but I'm really proud of it and so glad to have it done.
Just shortly before I finished, a FedEx truck pulled up. I haven't ordered anything recently, so I thought Linda might have something being delivered. I stopped what I was doing and met the driver at the top of the stone steps that lead to the lower driveway. He handed me a box that read "ProFlower." All I thought was "Huh?" I looked at the tag and it was for me, but I could not imagine who would be sending me flowers. No clue on the external of the box, so I opened it.
Jim sent the beautiful ivory roses and a very sweet note thanking me for coming to help him with the sale and part of the move. I certainly didn't expect it. He had already thanked me very well before I was leaving, and I certainly didn't expect more. However, as a lover of flowers, I am thrilled with the gift and touched by the note.
I wasn't sure he actually heard some of the words I'd said to him about the process of downsizing. I was a little worried about him. But the note tells me that he did hear and greater than that, he appreciated that I understood what he was going through and gave him hope that he would get through it, too. Oh, my. I was very sincerely touched.
I'll be glad to get rid of this green paint soon. But till I do, The Kids and I will still enjoy the deck. See? Max is demonstrating that we like our deck!
Can you picture it in a rich adobe color? I can't wait!
I plan to rest tomorrow. We are going to have several days of thunderstorms, and I can relax now that the railing is finished. It has been worrying me for some time. I'm so glad it is done. And I think I will start relaxing right now. After all, why put off till tomorrow what you can start today, right? LOL!