Thursday, April 30, 2020

TONIGHT on Early Work Mercantile...

"Liberty's Comfort."

I created this piece in honor of United States Naval Ship Comfort arriving in New York Harbor on March 30, 2020 to help those in need in New York City.

Click on the button below to go directly to my page.

ewmnewblogbutton photo 200x160bannerblog_zps74ac6ce5.gif

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

After 20 years here at the ol' Countryfolk Homestead...

It's official.

Our plan is to remove that wall behind the hutch on Saturday!! Yippee!!

As much as I love this little room, it's never used. So opening it up into the keeping room will be much better... and warmer since the wood stove is in there. I think the exposed brick chimney will look really cool, too.

But I really can't bring myself to remove the whole wall since part of it is my American flag wall I painted.
I will have to lose up to the doorway and I'm okay with that. Then again, I could change my mind and let it all go!

Lots of figuring out to do. We have ceiling beams in the keeping room and not in this room. Also that beautiful old barn siding will have to be rearranged to blend both rooms. Hopefully my sweet hubs and I won't want to kill each other during the process. But hey... you never know. ((hee hee))

I'm excited and nervous. There's always a concern for opening up a can of worms when doing renos in an old house. But I'm keeping positive.
Ooooh!!! Maybe there will be old gold coins in the wall??!! Or maybe... Jimmy Hoffa!! Yikes!!! ((giggle))

I plan on posting photos of the reno so stay tuned!!

:> )

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020

Man, I'm having withdrawal...

While most women like to shop for clothes and jewelry, I prefer to stroll the aisles in home improvement stores.

:> )

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Holy Smokes!! Are We Living In A Bad Twilight Zone Episode??

First, I must apologize to my followers.
Since I wasn't posting much, I tried to place my blog on some kind of hold. But instead my dopey self was only able to mark it as "private" showing readers had to be invited. That was definitely not my intention and after hearing from some of my dear readers, I changed it back.
So hopefully, I'll get back to blogging which is something I love to do. Okay enough of that.

If I was to say to you 3 months ago, "In three months we're going to get hit with a pandemic. Not only will we be told we need to stay home, our local grocery store shelves will be almost completely empty and you won't be able to find anything to wipe your butt within a 3000 mile radius for weeks if not months to come!!" Well, I think you'd say I was a lunatic.
Yet here we are.

On March 14th I thought I'd make a quick run to our local grocery store.
I walked in and I swear I didn't recognize our quaint store. I had never seen anything like it in all my years. No eggs, no bread, no canned goods and no meats. Not only were the chicken bins empty, the little lights above it were turned off.

Then as I turned the corner to go down the infamous TP/paper towel/napkin aisle I noticed a woman at the opposite end was doing the same. I can bet you dollars to doughnuts we both had the same look on our face. As we met in the middle we both stood there in shock. It was insane.
The poor store manager and his employees looked like they all went 10 rounds with Tyson. Man, it broke my heart because I know these people. They were exhausted.

It's been three weeks and the grocery stores are still bare. Not a stitch of TP to be found. Which by the way, I don't get. If I had to choose between a pkg of ground round or a pkg of TP, I'm going for the burger. You can't eat TP and in a pinch you can always find something to use. That pile of napkins in your glove box... coffee filters... your sleeve. ((giggle))
Hey, I was raised to find the humor in life. Good or bad. I think it's a good coping mechanism. A therapist may think otherwise. ((hehe))

I found these to be quite humorous. Hope you do, too.

Well, that's it for today.

Be safe, be well, take all the proper precautions and pray.


:> )

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...