I've spent the past 4 days here in Bakersfield but you know the saying, "All good things must come to an end...." well the end has come and my back for one couldn't be happier. I had to use a heating pad the other day cause it was pretty sore from all the heavy lifting. My time here has been very productive. Almost all of the boxes got either emptied or stored and my parent's things are about 90% unpacked I would say. They have some clothes left to tend to, but I'm not getting involved with that.
Their bedroom got sorted out the other day. My father LOVES this Asian inspired fan that they have and so I figured I would put it in a place where he can see it every night. I wish I could've painted the walls to give some more depth to the room but hey, it's not my house. All I did was select the comforter set and the lamps, clean up and find that fan amongst all the many boxes. It's pretty simple but it's their style and their furniture so I did what I could.
I'm taking the short drive back to LA today. My friend/business partner Peggy and I have to meet with a real client later this week. They're changing their downstairs half bath to a full bath to accommodate their handicapped son and so I need to be in town for that meeting. We've done all the legwork already as far as space planning, material selection, colour selections,etc and so this is really just the final go ahead meeting.
It's been fun spending the time with my parents. Yesterday my father preached his first sermon at his new church and it was definitely well received. I hope that they will have a great couple of years here before they return home to the Bahamas for their retirement.
I gave my best...
5 years ago