Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Sunday, August 15, 2010 8:09 PM
This message is to everyone who participated in my landscaping party last Sunday, August 8th 2010, as well as those who helped out earlier in the project.
From the bottom of my soul, I wish to thank each and every one of you for coming to my home last Sunday to landscape my front yard and side orchard. Without you, I don't know when it would have gotten finished. Because of you, I can sit back in my swing, relax, enjoy watching the flowers grow, and heal.
Having it complete with the exception of the flagstone walkway (which has to wait until I have some additional funds) has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders. The outpouring of assistance was overwhelming. I am truely proud to be a part of both the Renaissance Faire and Homesteading communities. Both are filled with amazing, wonderful, generous, and compassionate people.
Yesterday, with the assistance of Huey and Frankie, I was finally able to install my solar fountain and constructed wetlands. Frankie is about half way done installing the tiles on the front porch. Ralph is in the process of finishing the patch job on the corner of the wall by the driveway. Once they are both finished, I will be out of construction mode for a while. That is until I can afford to rebuild my chimney, stucco and paint my house, and finish the interior remodeling in my studio library. It's taken two and a half years to get this far. At the five year mark, I hope to have everything complete. Everything takes time.
Although I was barely allowed to lift a finger, much less a cup of coffee, I was exhausted by the end of the day. It has taken me a full week to recover from the event, and not just physically. Mentally and emotionally, the bonds of friendship and love that I feel every time I relax in my swing and look around at my yard has taken me a while to wrap my brain around.
I am indebted to you all. Thank you for being a part of my life!