Am I too old to have a PLAYHOUSE?
I sure hope not. . .because I was having way too much fun last week
'playing' in the 1930s TENANT FARMHOUSE. . .
It wasn't all fun and games, though. . .First we had to do a little clean-up. . .Actually major clean-up. . .Remember the tornado this summer? . .We are still working on those repairs. . . The 1930s tenant house sustained a little water damage. . .The wind blew rain in and around the doors and window. . .We dried it out as best we could at the time. . .There were other repairs more pressing--such as a new porch on our house. . .
Last week the weather was WARM and PERFECT for moving everything out in the sun and continuing clean-up. . .As I did so, comforting flashbacks of my CHILDHOOD PLAYHOUSE filled my mind. . .I felt as if I was 6 years old again. . .My playhouse then was a two-room shotgun house at Grandmother's. . .I had a BED and a TABLE. . .an old HOOVER CABINET in the second room. . .a few CHAIRS. . .Actually I think the furniture was left from the time that Grandmother rented out the little house to older couples. . .Somehow I inherited the FURNITURE. . .It didn't matter to me. . .I had the BEST PLAYHOUSE of anyone in town. . .My dolls and I spent many hours there.
But back in the present. . .as I washed the dishes and wiped down the MAKE-DO 'Hoosier' I couldn't wait until the rest of the house was cleaned before I began putting things back in place. . .'Just one corner' I told myself. . .nothing fancy. . .in PLAIN & SIMPLE STYLE. . .
I'm calling it my COUNTRY PRIM FARMHOUSE. . .We'll be transforming this little cottage into a B & B during the next year or so. . .as time permits. . .We already have a waiting list of duck hunters wanting to rent it. . .Yet, we still have OUR OWN FARMHOUSE to finish. . .That bad weather set us back by several months. . .As I tell John, we have job security. . .It's never-ending. . .But the thrill of seeing our vision for the farm slowly evolve makes everything worth it.
AND. . .
THERE'S ALWAYS 'PLAY DAYS'. . .
(real big smile)