Nothing like a before and after photo to fully explain my recent blogging break. I have been on vacation, but used the time to paint and rehab my study.
The above is a photo from 1979 of my wife and I in what was then our living room. We even had a Maranatha dove on our wall!
Below is a picture of us in the same spot 30 years later!
My dear wife ditched the Farrah hair-do, I ditched hair altogether, and together we ditched the Maranatha dove. Our former living room has been my study these last twenty years and had grown tired and worn--you can only vacuum and dust so many times. Its now freshly painted, completely rehabed, and ready to go.
Yes, we still have the same lamp! And no, I still don't have enough bookshelves. Please don't give me that "you're getting older and better" rot. I'm so sore from being on a ladder and from painting ceilings and woodwork for the last week, I can hardly move . . . I'm just getting older.
By the way, I'm still on vacation and my writing sabbatical through mid-August. I've got a number of deadlines to meet. So, posting will still be a bit sporadic.