Happy New Year, friends! I’ve gotten so many emails recently from StoneGable readers wondering how I am doing and some wondering where I’ve been. I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to update you on the all that has been going on here at StoneGable. And keep you in the “loop” with things to look forward to!
First of all thank you all so very much for your facebook messages, emails comments, texts, and prayers! If you are just now catching up I fractured my foot/ankle and had surgery on Dec 13th. The surgery fused two bones together and corrected some arthritic issues in my ankle. I am in no pain at all and on no pain medicine which is such a blessing. As far as we know, the surgery was very successful. I spent 6 days in the hospital (nothing is as easy as it seems). I’m now in a bright pink cast from my toes to my knee and cannot put ANY weight on my foot.
Having a foot that is unusable has dramatically altered my life. I keep telling myself, “only 4 more weeks, only 4 more weeks”!!!! I get around in a wheelchair and a knee scooter. I’m getting very, very good at both! We are so grateful that I could rent a stair lift to go up and down the stairs until I get into a walking boot. That means I can be on both floors of our home! Yea!!!!
We are so grateful that we could rent a stair lift to go up and down the stairs until I get into a walking boot. That means I can be on both floors of our home! Yea!!!!
My spirits are good and I’ve had lots and lots of family and company since before Christmas. Everyone has pitched in and StoneGable has been full of people I love.
I must give a huge shout-out to Bobby! My husband has been amazing!!!! Without him I would be totally lost. He so selflessly takes care of me. From little things like coffee in bed every morning to big projects like setting up a wheelchair accessible office for me… he has been ready and willing to do whatever it takes to make my life comfortable and somewhat normal.
He cleans, does dishes, does the laundry, lays out my clothes and even figured out a way I can take a shower (which the doctor says I’m not supposed to do… but that was not going to happen!)
I have missed a couple blogging days, but I’m back to full speed and with the help of my assistant, I’m planning new content like always. Hopefully, from here on out you won’t even know I’m a little laid up! Blogging and connecting with you give me such purpose!
Now a little peek at what 2017 holds for StoneGable. I hope you all can tell how much faster StoneGable is to load and view pages. It’s technical, but I have my own server now. A big step for StoneGable and one I think you will notice! No more waiting second after second after second… for my site to come up! YEA!!!!!
Look for a StoneGable survey sometime next week. I’m very interested in what you like and what you want to see of here.
I have a very very fun secret I’ve been keeping and I can’t wait to share it with you on January 17th!
I also plan to do a little blog restyling sometime in the spring. Nothing too big, but it’s always nice to keep current, fresh and updated.
This year here at our home we are planning to finish the 3 rooms that still need hardwood floors. Our bedroom, sitting room off the bedroom and guest suite. This has been a 4, almost 5-year project. So finally all the floors in our home will be hardwood! Some things are worth waiting for!
We also plan to makeover our master bedroom and sitting room. I can’t wait! I’m so ready for a new look. I’ll be painting our mahogany rice carved bed. What a big project.
If all goes as planned we will gut and reno our master bath this year. It’s a big job! But I think we will be able to tackle it this year.
Other reno projects on our list include the guest suite over the garage and the attached bathroom. When this project is completed, every room in StoneGable will have been madeover in six years!
My office is partially updated, but because of surgery it will have to wait until I am out of the walking boot. So probably another 2 months before I can finish that project.
There’s a lot more going on here at StoneGable, but I’ll save those things for another post!
Again, thank you for your well-wishes as I recover and thank you so much for your friendship!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!
Here’s to a very blessed and happy 2017!
Love to all!