Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #151

Happy Friday!  I've had a great week, and I hope you did, too.  I'm sharing five highlights from my week.  If you'd like to join in, visit our lovely hostess for this FFF blog party, Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

1. My favorite highlight of the week is that I unpacked the last box Monday night.  What a relief to finally be done!  Word to the wise:  never collect too much clutter!  You never know when something may happen and you might have to move it all!

2.  We are pretty much done with the remodeling, except for a mix-up on the windows (they were supposed to have grids), and gutters and shutters.  I've been waiting to show the outside of the house until those were resolved but family and friends have been asking to see the outside. So, first, I'd like to again show you how awful the place looked when the flood waters were still there:

BEFORE - sandbags and water, water everywhere ....

AFTER - No Landscaping yet - haven't even fixed up the front porch area yet, but so much better! Can you see my lovely new front door? And I'm excited about having columns on the front instead of the old-fashioned black wrought iron. The siding looks white in this picture but is actually a light gray.

I thought I would also show you a little more about the inside remodel.  Here is the hallway with some of the flood waters still inside:

BEFORE - ugh!

AFTER - Now with beautiful white beadboard (or wainscoting), chairrail, trim and NEW interior doors! What a difference! So much lighter!
 And new carpet!

3.  My new mirror!  Tuesday, my awesome hubby hung up a new mirror for me in the dining area.  I have always wanted a big mirror. Hopefully, it will reflect some amazing tablescapes in the future.

4.  Evening out with friends:  Last night, Jim and I joined a group of friends and traveled to a benefit concert.  The musical guests was Jeff and Sheri Easter, and some local talent.  Of special note was an amazing violinist, Polly Waddell.  When she played "I've Just Seen Jesus,"  she received an immediate standing ovation.  Jeff and Sheri were awesome as usual.  I just love their music!  The concert was given to benefit the American Cancer Society.  As some of you may know, Sheri had breast cancer.  She shared that she has now been cancer-free for three years! (I must not be a totally committed blogger yet, because I forgot to bring my camera to this event ...)

5. Quote of the week"
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again ". … Og Mandino

Food for thought!


Beth said... house is looking great....I love wainscoting. I am visiting from Friday Fave Five

Brenda said...

I love seeing your remodeled house, it turned out great! I'm sure its such a relief to have that done!

Gattina said...

The flooding must have been terrible, but now your house remodelled looks like new ! I can understand the pleasure you have seeing it like this now, but I can also imagine all the work you had !

hip-chick said...

Oh your house looks so pretty. What a mess that must have been! I like the quote as well.

Susanne said...

Love, love, love that quote! I'm putting that one in my quote notebook!

Your house looks so great. Like living in a brand new place!

Anonymous said...

Wow, the house looks so nice!! What a blessing.

The concert sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jerri, you must be so pleased with how the remodel has turned out. I bet it was discouraging to look at all that damage and destruction but I'm glad you took "before" photos. The benefit sounds really terrific. And it's okay if you don't photograph everything you attend!

Our Village is a Little Different said...

That's fantastic! I'm sorry you had to suffer through the flooding, but what a nice job you did with the remodel. The front door and the wainscoting look great!
Thanks for the quote - I think it would be nice if we all realized how fragile we are, and that each day is a precious gift.
I'm glad you had a great night out. We all need those!

Robin Snyder said...

Wow...great job!