|Do you remember these????|
Well, as much as I would love to stay in the "pinch me-is-it-real" movie setting, I had to return to reality and work! Now work can be fun, but much of what I am doing right now is exactly that... WORK!
God in His mercy knows how to extend grace in the midst of my labor. My calendar was full upon arriving back home. My hours would extend my physical and emotional body, but then there would be light at the end of the road, also.
By the second week of daily and night time work, I found myself starting to need a good vitamin B-12 shot, which I didn't get in the natural, but I got it when I walked into this house.
My oldest son is not only a custom home builder, he is also acquiring rental property. His voice just bounced on the phone awhile back, as he gleamed in excitement over his "killer deal" of a rental property. So as the time came for the repairs and some updating to be finished, he called for me to "Simply Clean" his rental. My body was dragging as I arrived at the house, which needed some TLC for the new occupants. This clean had come at the end of an already long week.
|Yes I can use Power Tools when cleaning!!|
I walked in thinking my son had lost it when he expected me to make this place shine in one day, but then God just reached down with a giggle.
It was the most retro home I have been in in years. Oh my!... the memories of my teen days just came flooding back as I walked from room to room. The lights, the knobs, the colors....I felt I had been blasted back into the 70's. I needed the "Oldies but Goodies" music station blaring through the intercom system. Can't you just hear the Bee Gees?
Believe it or not, just laughing at all signs of the past while doing a deep cleaning, made my job much easier.
The laughter was the topping of the day when my son showed me a picture he had taken before they started to clean up. It was a Burt Reynolds poster in the closet! This isn't it..the one he had was Burt baring his hairy chest, something that isn't desired with this generation of females...hair! Girls...yes, girls had lived in this house. The evidence was everywhere. They had left behind their mark...and I am sure a few tears, as they had cleared out what had been their Dad's house.
I kept thinking how life moves on. This house occupied by a family, the kids grew up and left, the Dad then left this earth, now it is owned by my son.......................life goes on, as does my own.
After 11 hours of cleaning, the house was ready for the new family. What tales will the walls tell as this young family comes to occupy it? What will be left behind when they leave? Will they enjoy the "blast from the past"? To them it will be new, because "what was old is now new again."