Trust me, I'm all done whining.
I realize now, I could be homeless - or worse - Glenco-less or Boychild-less.
All in all - the only things I've lost permanently is a patio table and a nice oak leaf hydrangea.
Y'all were right, the perennials are bouncing back.
The tree peonies were demolished, and I do declare they are so fleeting anyhow that next year, I'm putting a lawn chair there and I will sit and look at them from the minute they bloom to the minute they are gone.
I wanted to clarify - the tree that fell did not belong to me. It belongs to the neighbor to the west of me, an elderly man. That's why I was calling the county, because I was hoping that they would consider the tree in the county easement and take care of it. They agreed with me that it was a hazard, but said it was too big for them to handle.
This is what I was working on when the storm hit.
I painted my front porch, and now I need your help.
Seriously - like now - because in about an hour, I'm leaving to buy a paint color, and I need to know what color to buy!
Ok, see the paint color on the clapboard part of the wall? That's what I just painted. The brick wall is the old color. I love that color - and I'm realizing that I'm much too close to my menstrual cycle to be doing things like this. I'm still having a hate/love relationship with the color I just painted the walls.
So NOW - I want to paint the brick wall an accent color.
I'm thinking burnt orange, cause I can't seem to get enough orange lately.
I know it's just an hour's work and a quart of paint - but I don't want to make a mistake.
I thought of chocolate brown, but that doesn't excite me, other than the name.
Then I have to do something with the chair color, cause that's not right, and then that old crappy table needs something too.
And of course, I'm painting the floor, but I don't know what color that will be either.
I do have a nice statement piece on the other side of the porch - and old buffet I picked up on Craig's List for a song, repainted - you guessed it - orange.
So this is what I need to know right now...
What color do I paint the brick wall? I thought of red - but that frightens me.
ANYthing y'all got - let's have it.
I need this space done.
I'll keep you posted with what I do!