If you live in a small town where everyone knows your name and your business and your monogram and how many wreaths you use to decorate the front door of a gatehouse….
…this story is for you.
When we first moved to the country and bought the farmhouse. everyone immediately made that farmhouse their business.
They would drive by the house slowly and stare, just to make sure they didn’t miss anything. They’d look at the trails of wallpaper scraps and the new porch and the new front door and the old kitchen cabinets on the lawn and the piles of lumber from all the parts of walls we took down….
….and talk about it over dinner.
And when I went to a party or baseball game or the gas station or the school….someone would inevitably stop me and the question would always be the same.
“What are y’all doing to that farmhouse?”Continue reading