Yesterday afternoon, we began the process of moving all the plants and decorative items out of the sunroom. Monday our contractor will begin demolition of the existing structure with the exception of the roof gable. It will be reconstructed from the ground up, made slightly larger to square the foundation to the house and redesigned to have a knee wall under the windows. Once completed, it will be a true 4-season room.
I have beautiful faux wicker furniture that has been in storage for 10 years that will return to this room. The furniture was an early graduation present from Stan when I earned my MPA in 2006. We needed a place to winter over our plants and got a little carried away. We were saving annuals that could be replaced every year just because we could once we put the furniture in storage. We have decided that we are retired and can put new plants in the baskets.
There are two large plants that will need a 2-wheeler to get them moved to a shady spot in the front yard. We have about two more hours' work to finish.
Stan is going to Dallas with a neighbor this morning so she can have a pic line put in prior to some pretty major surgery. She is very young (30s) and this is going to be pretty serious stuff. He is very familiar with pic lines since he's had three separate instances for various infections. She has bad veins and this may be more of an IV catheter. His lines were run from the right arm to very near the heart for antibiotics.
Stan is a really good guy. He does so much for other people. He took a relative to Baylor Dallas three times a week for check-ups after transplant surgery. He never got a single thank-you for doing it. He's taken another neighbor for doctor visits when she wasn't strong enough to drive. He believes in helping others.All that said, I guess I'm pretty lucky to have found him!