Our Fixer-Upper: The Breeze Inn

Progress Report on The Breeze Inn: Vintage schoolhouse lights hung in dining room. Check. Vintage postcards of St. Petersburg hung in downstairs bathroom and part of my vintage tin sandpail and toy watering can collection installed in downstairs bath. Check. Master bedroom nightstands painted glossy black to match the Baptist Yard Sale bed. Check. Dresser for Andy’s room painted barn red. Check. Sorta, it still needs a few touch-ups. Drapes made by Tacky Jacky hung in master bedroom. Check. Slipcover for living room sofa made by Tacky Jacky. Check. Bedskirts for Andy’s room ($7 from TJMaxx–score!). Check. Fabulous desk from Ballard’s Backroom Clearance Center (on sale–$139 plus 20 percent off–score!)–installed in office space. Check.

Lack of progress: Heat–not so much. We changed propane gas suppliers, but when they came out to install the new tank they detected a leak in the underground pipe. Billy the plumber came running and they’ve found the source of the leak–a cracked pipe–and that’s been repaired. Billy swears I’ll have heat next Friday when I head down to Tybee before my Saturday book signing event in Baxley. So this week I spent two nights huddled under a down comforter and over my heating pad. On the bright side: at least we had electricity. And electric space heaters on loan from my friends Ron and Leuveda.

Stove: Also not so much. We hauled the defective Bosch stove back to Sears in Atlanta and demanded to exchange it for a working stove. Hauled the new Kenmore stove back down to Tybee, but had an installation glitch, so we still have to get Sears out. Whenever they decide to send somebody. I won’t be holding my breath.

Overall: It’s starting to look and feel like a home. Curious neighbors have started dropping by to voice their approval of the remodel and to welcome us to the ‘hood. My sweet little backdoor neighbor even offered to bake us a pie. Doncha love the South?
Our list of projects still seems pretty long, but we’re beginning to see the light of day. If not the heat.

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