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“Love is…

 … patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Oh how I love love.  And I love those passages.

We experienced love head-on this past weekend as we celebrated the marriage of our dear friend and pastors son and fiancee.  We traveled to Auburn, Al., which was a lot of fun in itself, and got to see a lot of Alabama Crimson Tide fans on the plains to celebrate the marriage, which was also a beautiful sight :-).  I know it was painful for many, but they managed to get through it. It was particularly lovely because we shared it with some church friends, and the pastor himself performed the ceremony.  It was emotional, fun, sweet, joyful, beautiful and …hot.  It was hot folks.

It was a beautiful outdoor wedding, but let me just say this…it’s HOT in the Loveliest Village on the Plains in July!  I’m talking about serious hot…makeup melting, hair frizzing, babies-running- around-in-underwear-after-the-ceremony-making-me-jealous HOT!

But we made the most of it because we love these people, and it was wonderful.  We even got the men in on the fun.  One of them did say, “Don’t post this on Facebook, and I mean it”.  So I didn’t :-).

 mike and brian watts wedding

The girls had fun too.

girls at watts wedding

Just beautiful.

watts wedding

It was a nice little getaway from all the hectic stuff at home, but we soon got back to it after returning on Sunday.  I have discovered that having an antique booth is a lot more work than I counted on, and spent about 4 hours just getting a few things ready and getting them there.  I need so much more in there, like the 4 pieces of furniture that I now have to be restored. Hopefully this week I’ll get around to restoring piece number 1.

The setup, so far:

Memories booth

So an eventful weekend, and now to rest. Except not. Too many projects, not enough time (and sleep)!

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“A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.”
– Anonymous

After so many days, ok… weeks…of pretty miserably cold weather, we had a beautiful, mostly sunny day here Saturday.  We have a few things to do at the house ourselves before the Certificate of Occupancy can be issued, and one of those is to make sure all the lathe is covered with mortar for the stonework.  The stone doesn’t have to be up, but the lathe has to be covered with the scratch coat. 

We’ve not been able to get this done due to the cold…but time is now becoming an issue.  Believe me, there are many other things to do at the house that are more pleasant, and we’ve not been looking forward to it.  The footing is bad under the porch area, most of the area is either too high or too low to reach comfortably, and it’s pretty dirty.

We decided the weather forecast looked pretty good for the weekend, and two friends had been asking what they could to do help us…awww, I almost felt sorry for them, but the over-the-top joy I felt quickly trumped that.  Mike’s sister and our good friend B offered to come out and help.  B even went above and beyond…she showed up with soup!!!  Which we promptly set out with the junk food we had brought. You know, the Krispy Kreme donuts, Oreo cookies, chocolate muffins…this job requires energy !

We had such a productive day.  We got eveything finished with the exception of the chimney on the front porch.  I still can’t believe we did it, we worked at an amazing speed, everyone taking on specific tasks and working together like clockwork.

Mike and B

Mike and B

Mike and his sister

Mike and his sister

It wasn’t quite as dark as it looks here when we finished, but it was almost 4:30 or so.
Almost finished

Almost finished

We’re still in total disbelief that we got the entire thing done.  No doubt B and Mike’s sister could have found a lot of other things to do all day, but they showed up and worked like crazy to help us get finished.  Of course there was lots of laughing and having fun, so the day did pass by fast.

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
~ Helen Keller

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