Tom brought home this free pie rack stand from work so I placed it here for now. I can stack my current books beneath it and they don't take up any extra table space so gotta love that.
Some big news is that our back-and-to-the-right neighbors are building a humongous garage (with three gables!), making ours appear like a toy version, but hey. We're happy for them.
Their driveway was so skinny,with the neighbor's chimney jutting out beside it, that they couldn't park in their original garage (which they're joining to the new one) so they'll be adding a new driveway on the other side of their house.
Do Tom and I even know these people? Uh, no. We're just watching and guessing at all this. It's a favorite game of people like us who have no life. :) And ol' Debra got extra points for imagining that they'll create a man cave in the upstairs portion.
Oh and it looks like we're finally getting new neighbors in the grey house which you often see outside our windows:
For nearly a year that house stood empty, but on Saturday a group of happy young folks moved in a few items. I'm glad the house won't sit empty over another winter--it was sad on those dark mornings looking over there and seeing not one light in a window and knowing the rooms felt like ice.
Oh and guess who's having to discipline herself to keep from watching too much HGTV? I've found it to be much better than it was a couple years ago and I especially enjoy Flip It To Win It, Genevieve's Renovation, Love It or List It, Flea Market Flip and Property Brothers.
One thing I've had to be careful of (besides watching too much of this stuff)? Letting it make me dissatisfied with my own tiny house. So far, so good--most often I find myself imagining ways to apply these new ideas to Hobbit Cottage. And that is fun.
Oh, and I hope my last post didn't have you wondering if I was planning on turning into a Bad Girl.You know, with all the prison talk. No, what I meant was that if I ever, on a future day, get tossed into jail for defending my Christian beliefs, I want to live so that I'd not be blown away in my head by my new digs.
And with the way our Country is going? What I just said isn't all that far-fetched.
"Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content." ... Philippians 4:11
Oh, and I was very touched by this Christian newscaster who had to report that his cancer is inoperable. It was sad, but courageous and a blessing.
He's now in my prayers.