Projects at the Dream House have been on pause as we’ve doing a bit of traveling. While I was fairly successful with keeping the blog updated while we were away, I lost all day yesterday to travel. The day involved a mid-day flight plus a five hour drive that turned into six. By the time we got to the Dream House last night, we were delirious with the joy of coming home. So delirious that I may have insisted that we try to rip the mantle off the fireplace at midnight. Yeah, we didn’t get very far with that before we gave up and opened a bottle of whiskey.
Today, we’re back into the thick of projects. That mantle IS coming down! And the new blinds for the dining room arrived while we were away. I can’t wait to see them installed on the windows! Perhaps the most exciting but laborious project of all, though, is finally cleaning up the yard. The rest of the snow melted over the past week so it’s time to rake the leaves that have been smothering the grass since fall.
Traveling is great, but it’s always a treat to come home. So you’ll have to excuse this break in blog posts while we get back to projects. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll be able to share a successful story about removing the mantle!
— J. Blandings
Image: Mr. and Mr. Blandings