Life has been crazy busy, and even though I’ve needed to update my progress on The Book Nook Inn, it simply hasn’t happened. But today is the day. The biggest news is that The Three Musketeers Room is complete! This makes me very happy (which is an understatement, to say the least).
When last we spoke, the room needed a new ceiling, some electrical work, and suitable bedding. I have to admit, the biggest job, the ceiling was in a word, intimidating. I wanted it to look good and based on my past experience in doing taping and texturing, my results were functional, but not necessarily pretty. In theory it’s a fairly easy process — tape, texture, paint. But watching You Tube videos and actually doing it are definitely two different things. I know this from personal experience gained during a plumbing project.. So, I did the next best thing, I called my brother, David, who has a lot of house building and remodeling, to ask him the best way to go about it. His answer, “Hire a professional.” Which was great advice, except for the fact that my budget for doing this project was zilch. I had the materials to do it on hand, but that was it. I had to laugh though at his comment, and agreed, adding, something to the effect that it would be great to do that, had I the funds. Then he said, find someone to do it, and I will pay for it. (Bless him! Bless him!)
About the same time, I had posted on Facebook the fact that I needed to get the project done, and shortly after, my niece, whose husband happens to be a professional when it comes to this sort of project, sent me a message and essentially saying, “sounds like we need to make a trip to Utah. So they came, and I got to see their new baby! And the ceiling got done, plus a few other projects that needed to be finished up.
Then later that week, my neighbors came by and helped me with some yard clean up, re-installing a vent cover, moving a couple of switches forward so they would be flush with the wall, and putting up some trim. It may have seemed like a small service to them, but to me, it was huge. I didn’t have the tools or knowledge to do it, but they did, and it made such a difference for me.
Then it was simply a matter of setting up the bed, getting the bedding, and adding some decor. I love how the room turned out! But, I can’t decide which room is my favorite. I love all of them for different reasons. Sometimes, I go downstairs and sit there, just to enjoy the ambiance. I have also sleep-tested all of the beds and can pronounce each of them comfortable. With the finishing touches to The Three Musketeers Room, it’s complete! This makes me all kinds of happy inside, and I’m excited to (finally) share it with you all.