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Painting rooms, redecorating Mom's house...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Crowing

    Feb 23, 2010
    Trying to help Mom get a handle on this part
    of life, going on without Dad, my wife and I have
    been doing some painting and redecorating in
    her home.

    Dad was a good guy. He really was. But home
    maintenance wasn't something he was big on.
    Didn't like the furniture moved, wouldn't paint a
    room to save his life.

    Wasn't what he was into.

    So now, we're moving things around. Repainting.
    (four rooms so far) Bought her a new couch, few
    other things. Still looking for a bedroom chest she

    Mom doesn't like to go to what was her and Dad's
    bedroom anymore. She's moved into another one.
    My sisters old one. Which is fine. But she needs
    furniture befitting her status in there.

    Aunts and Uncles...they mean well, telling Mom
    she doesn't need that big house anymore. But they're
    wrong. Because that big house is more than simply
    a big house.

    It's her home.

    She raised us kids there. Grandchildren played there.
    All those useless nicnacs...so many hold a memory.
    And in the end, it isn't the stuff that matters. It's the
    memorys each one brings.

    So as we've painted, I've told Mom to redecorate, and
    to display the prized pieces. Because more than pieces,
    they tell the story of her life.

    Spook...with a little paint on his sheet.

  2. chickenneighbor

    chickenneighbor Songster

    Dec 30, 2010
    Spook with a little halo over his sheet. You're an amazing son, Spook.
  3. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Everybody has to decide for themselves what their comfort level is. Your dad had his; now you are helping your mother find hers.

    But wow, Spook - you aren't doing an imitation of a drop cloth? I'm impressed![​IMG]

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