Gratitude

We were planning to go to Georgia next week to visit my family, but they cancelled at the last minute, so we re-routed our trip to Pennsylvania. It’s just as well – we’ve got so much to do. In addition to our unceasing efforts to clean the place, we need to meet about ten people to discuss everything from the restoration to the B&B to the tax credits.

While we were coordinating, Dawn’s mom apologized for the condition of the mansion, and I realized that I was actually grateful it was in the shape it was in. If it had been in perfect shape and we just moved in, it would have never felt like my home. By putting so much into it, I’m also making it mine. (Dawn always considered the mansion hers, so she’s annoyed that we’re having to do all this work.)

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