My younger (very successful) sister Robin has a lovely home in Westhampton, NY (Long Island), but is working for Disney in Los Angeles. Her Long Island home is mine for the summer. How lucky can a sister be?
As a RVer (almost full-time), it is great to have a home base to get things done. I really enjoy DIY (do it yourself), but it never ceases to amaze me how long a DIY project takes. When I was a home owner, I always tried to do the job before I called an expert. I am even more committed to doing it myself, now that I am retired. I have all the time in the world to figure stuff out.
It only took me “all-day”, 2 trips to the local True Value Hardware store (thankfully only 5 minutes away), to complete today’s project.
I was replacing a very old and rusted recessed light fixture. Leaving a gaping 11-inch hole. So, I needed to jerry-rig the hole to install a new outdoor light fixture over the front door. Thankfully across the street there is a house under construction and the non-English speaking workman were very gracious and helpful. I needed a 14” 2×4 piece of wood to secure the light fixture.
Why don’t I take before, during and after pictures; or better yet YouTube videos?
My summer Airstream/Scout projects are to make new curtains, finish cushions, make a new bed coverlet, re-upholster dinette, replace ceiling fans, and repair kitchen drawers. Thankfully, I have all summer. But, I am already feeling the summer is quickly slipping away. CRAZY.
Regardless, I am a lucky sister. Thanks Robin!
Lydia and Bruce arrive next week for the PGA Open Golf Tournament, and visiting Bruce’s Mom in Montauk. Robin will be here in mid-June. Lots of fun for 4-of-July, and Yellow Party. So looking forward to former work colleagues Madeleine and husband Norman, Nanine and Michael, and Alaskan pals Mary Ann & sister Melissa (with Alaska fish). Ann and Jamie? It is going to be a very fun full summer.
Dates are still available, so come and visit!
P.S. I have 3 very sucessful sisters. Becky, No. 1, sister is a realestate mogel in Cary, NC; Kerry, No. 3, is a wonderful retired school teacher in Anchorage, Alaska and continues to promote early childhood development. Robin is No. 4. and I am No. 2.
Most of all my sisters are my best friends, we fight and fuss, but we love each other. I am so very, very lucky.