September 27, 2014
That was the question.
Hayden Creek Farm greeted the world with a front storm door that screamed for the dumpster. Covered with lead paint and sealed shut with duct tape, it caused many reality based professionals to shake their heads and say,
“Not worth saving.”
Let’s open it and see what was on the inside-
another junky door, screaming for the dumpster, and a darling boy!
to keep out
Contrary to my reality based friends, I saw through the outer door screams into the inner door charms where character resides- which can not be bought new. So, I made a promise to the doors- that had been-
“I will save you.”
The interior door came together quite easily. After our builder inserted weather proof glass, all it needed was a little sanding and some paint.
Thrilled with this door, I ignored my promise of life to the storm door. Then one day, Summer changed to Fall. A chill wind waltzed across the prairie, and hmm…
a chill wind waltzed through our dining room as well. I knew it wasn’t the keyhole- the gum was still there.
It was the storm door reminding me of my promise. So I sanded and sanded and sanded some more-
and now that it is saved,
it gratefully stops that prairie wind from waltzing in our interior.
And the charm?
And the character?
It is dripping!!
So, this was not how the story ended……………………………………it was only a new beginning!
It will bring you joy.