I use to have some form of direction when I started writing a post. But 9 times out of 10 the way the post ended up didn’t resemble the way I intended when I started.
For example this post. Here are my first three attempts at writing the first line.
1)Sometimes life gives me lemons, sometimes it gives me lemonade.
2)When I woke up today….
3)Happy Saturday everyone!
There was nowhere to go with that opening sentence because my heart is heavy.
Trying to stay upbeat and positive all of the time can be exhausting. Now hold on, I am not complaining or whining. Believe me, I am very good at those things but that’s not my point.
My point is, is that last weekend we drove to Chicago to say “Goodbye” to my brother-in-law who is losing a well fought battle with cancer.
I know, I know, this blog isn’t about my personal life. But on this sunny and hot Saturday I want to say this out loud.
We love you Uncle Rian.
I wish we all could’ve grown old together and finally had the time to spend with each other. But God has decided that you get to go to Heaven first and make sure everything is set and ready for us when we arrive.
I wish he still had access to the machine he used in his high school metals class. He could make enough money to pay his tuition this fall.
Thanks to everyone that ordered and to everyone that has asked and wished as much as me if I could re-stock the metal signs. I still haven’t found a fabricator that can keep the cost anywhere near the price that Jack was originally selling these signs.
The other day I received a lovely email and photos from a customer. Sandi had purchased two signs from the shop. She gifted one to a friend (Jacklyn) and kept the other for herself to place on her storage shed.
Here is the back story from Jacklyn and the wonderful gift Sandi has been in their lives.
Thank you Sandi for taking the time to share your story and sends pictures. The signs look great!
Next on the Monday Update menu, the status of the stairs.
Steve is scheduled to come over today, Tuesday and Wednesday if needed to put everything back together.
I have finished my part with the removal of the carpet and pad, the staining of the treads and the painting of the risers. My skill set is maxed out. Time to leave it to the professionals.
The last thing on my list to share today is that I was asked by a reader and friend about paint.