I repainted my armoires. I sponged painted them,which looked really cool. But I made a trip to Goodwill and found a very nice painted double bed. The color didn’t “ go” with my sponging, so I had to repaint the armoires. I am going for a lighter palate, my original bed being dark wood. This bed has a history. It isn’t our first marital bed, but a second. My father bought us our original bedroom set. Bed, night stand, dresser. Very shine- y, very traditional. plus the mattress and bed spring. We didn’t replace that mattress for years and years. I didn’t know that you should. We kept it until the foam started disintegrating onto the floor, under the bed. I guess my Mother never explained certain things to me. That bed was the landing spot for the kids to run down our hall and do a flip onto the bed. it took that abuse for years ,until our fourth child, along with a friend of another child, tried to double flip onto it. The bed gave up. The friend of my daughter was doing an internship in Chicago and was living with us during that time. Remember, that was one kid and one adult( sorta) doing the flipping. We got this second bed at a second hand store on Howard street. Four poster,dark wood. It’s about the only thing that we moved from Evanston. I always wanted to paint it, but couldn’t bring myself to desecrate it . Problem solved, I found the perfect painted bed at GW. Now this bed can go into my guest room. Problem solved.

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

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so glad youre here mom!

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Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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