The Sows Ear Inn

The Sows Ear Inn
not a silk purse

Sunday, December 12, 2010

the 1st visit......

After a few months the husband wanted the wife to share in the joy of the new retirement home, so off they flew on an adventure. By plane, by car to the lovely little town. When she first viewed the town, she wanted to cry. Sob actually. No trees, no target, no movies, no nothing. It was bigger than the town she came from, but no better. So why not stay where you are already happily ensconced? O, that's right, a new place to work on. And after she saw the house she knew, WORK it would be. It was a nightmare of painting haphazardness. At least one coat of paint per year on the kitchen cabinets. Nothing was sacred, not hinges, not door hangers, not windows, nothing. Everything had a lovely 6" layer of paint all over it. The ceiling in the living room a lovely baby poop yellow, with the standard haphazard painting on the picture moldings. Who in the world ever heard of taping off? Too much trouble, we'll wing it!! Tra-la-la.

Friday, December 10, 2010

continuing the story

So they travelled back a few times & got the brillant idea they should buy some property & build a house & one day settle there. They bought 5 acres in the beautiful Paradise Valley, famous for Dennis Quaid & who care who else! And they went home.
Then the wife started thinking this through & realized (dum da dum dum), this was a BIG mistake! She did not want to move away from her family & friends & adorable little granddaughter who live right next door, or her nice Silk Purse house. Too late, the husband was firm in the decision. Well except for one thing, he now decided they could not afford to build on the property so instead he decided to buy a house. ???? The wife did not understand either.
The husband decided to do some house hunting on the internet where lo & behold he found the most charming old house in another city far far away from Dennis Quaid. He flew to view the charming old house & was convinced his wife would love it because it needed a little "fixing up" & he knew his wife loved to paint & stencil & try all kinds of crazy decorating ideas. SOLD!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fairy Dust

Did you know you can add fairy dust to your paint & it gives it a lite shimmer? Well, you can & it does. It's pretty cool. FYI

In the Beginning....

The story of how & why this blog got started.
Once upon a time 2 people went on a vacation to Montana. Of course this was done in the lovely summer months, when the air was warm & clean & the saying was true about there being a "Big Sky", somehow the sky did look bigger & bluer. Let me back up a little & say that these 2 people were from smoggy Calif., even tho they did live above the smog & below the snow in a sleepy little town called North Fork, the sky was not as pretty as this new sky they were exploring. The more they explored the more they admired this country.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Well now the pressure is on because I am the first big blogger in the family. So I guess most of this is just going to be me talking to myself. That's ok, because I don't argue with myself. Much.

My sister told me to do this, so here I am feeling like a little lost child!