Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Where to begin....

Well, I guess I should start out with...

I'm sorry.

I truly am.

I know many of you were worried.

I kept meaning to sit down and start blogging again, but for some reason, I couldn't find the words.

I'm still struggling actually.


I honestly didn't mean to be gone so long.

It's odd how fast time passes while you're trying to get your life back in order.

And that's what I've been doing.

When something in my life doesn't go the way it should or the way I had hoped, I tend to shut down. Last time I erased my blog, because I couldn't stand to look at all the happiness that was no longer there.

I promise I won't do that this time.

It's one of the reasons I didn't share much of my private life on here.

I didn't want to have it out there, in case it didn't work out.

I suppose that was a sign that I knew it wouldn't, somewhere in the recesses of my mind.

And I was right.

I'm no longer with him.

I won't go into the details, but let's just say that you can't help someone that doesn't want to help themselves.

No matter how hard you try.

So once again, I'm starting over.

Liz has some great advice about that...

She's right, you know.

And you know what?

I'm happier now.



Happier :)

But, it's going to take me a bit to get back into the swing of things, so please have patience.

I have a lot to catch up on and many emails to get to.

Thank you for caring so much.


Please forgive me for disappearing.

I didn't mean to.


Friday, April 8, 2016


When I selected the word 'restore' for the New Year, I had no idea the changes it would bring.

I had to make some very hard decisions about my life recently and it's excluded someone I care about, but can no longer have in my life.

Then there is the election.

The terrorism.

The anger.

I'm trying hard to sort it all out at the moment, but it's been a struggle.

I just never would have guessed I would be where I am at this stage in my life.

But things happen, 

life goes on,


so must we all.

I just need to take a deep breath.

So, I'm sorry I haven't been around, but I promise that I'll be back.

I hope you understand.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Another one

God Bless all those affected.

Be back soon.

Comments closed.

love to you all


Monday, March 14, 2016

A window tale

For some reason, years later, she had to sell the cottage.

A family bought it.

Now, this family was probably a very nice family, but there were these evil people that would go door to door convincing neighbor after neighbor that old windows needed to be replaced. Even though some windows had been on their old homes for over a hundred years and had nary a problem, they agreed to change them out.

 Eventually, the evil window people came upon the little cottage where the family lived and convinced them that the little cottage's wooden framed windows weren't good enough.

Unknowingly, the family fell into the trap, like their neighbors, and agreed to replace the windows with some that wouldn't last more than ten or twenty years.

Some years later the family sold the house to a couple.

Now this couple wasn't very nice.

They had plans to destroy the cottage on the inside, but before doing that they decided to paint the entire outside, including the window trim, brown.

Not only that, but they used latex paint over oil based paint without sanding it.

About five years later, there fell upon the world a great recession and the couple had to sell the little cottage, so their evil plan was foiled.

Along came a woman that immediately fell in love with the little cottage and she bought it.

Soon she started undoing all the bad things that were done, but discovered that some things were going to have to be replaced professionally.

Boys and girls, do you know what that would be?

Why yes, Susie! It is the windows.

Well, all except the four original windows downstairs, that escaped the evil window replacers, that you guessed it... have nary a problem, except they too have to have the latex paint scraped off.

Not only are the metal window replacements failing, because of moisture between the glass, the wood window trim is rotting, because of the latex paint pulling off from the oil based paint and the leaks that come from improper window replacement.

And this kids, is what happens when you do that...

So, the woman that loves the little cottage knows that she'll have to replace not only this window, but eventually ALL of the ones that were replaced by the evil window people.

For now though, she has scraped all the latex paint off and has done some patching with wood putty until she can get someone that knows what they're doing to replace them.

There's also another sad window tale, involving some not too bright person building a staircase in front of a window.

But the woman will deal with that eventually too.

Just like she has when changing the outside from this...

To this...

It's a slow process and the woman has much more to do, but the little cottage knows she's trying and is very very happy that someone finally cares again.

To be continued...





For information on old windows go 'here'.

Please read it before you get angry about replacement windows.