Tuesday

~The Condo Project Begins~

J knew something was a tad unusual, when we arrived at the lake Monday around noon and I left the laptop packed away.

After unloading the truck, storing away provisions and unpacking the bags, I felt a little bit weary. I took a nap; when I woke up the room was spinning. I knew right away, the problem was most likely inner ear. I've had these infections in the past and knew rest and Benadryl would solve the problem. I slept most of the afternoon and all night until about 5 AM, this morning. Dizziness has disappeared and I feel rested.

Naturally, the first thing I did, upon awakening, was unpack the laptop!

Just before my nap, I unpacked one of the white frames and took a photo to include in the post I was hoping to publish yesterday evening. The photos, within the photo, are Bagnell Dam, a church steeple and the Arrowhead Lodge sign. Arrowhead Lodge was one of our favorite places for a delicious old fashioned artery clogging breakfast. Sadly, two years ago, Arrowhead Lodge was sold on the courthouse steps. The building was taken down, leaving only the sign as a remembrance of the restaurant. I snapped this photo, last year. The sign has since been removed.

This morning, we're making a run to the Sherwin Williams store in Osage Beach, where we'll pick up a gallon of Mink and a sample of Snowfall. Snowfall is the lightest shade on the same card as Mink. I'm considering Snowfall for all other walls in the front room and inner hall of the condo.

The front hall/foyer of the condo measures 3' 9"X 7' 11". Not a lot of space to work with, for furniture. I'm looking for a bench or narrow table...perhaps a sofa table, to place under the 6 framed photos. The Bed and Breakfast sign will be moved to another area in the condo.

This is another view of the foyer. It's a difficult space to photograph. The cabinet is now in the front room of the condo.

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43 comments:

Kathy Brakhage said...

I'm sorry you weren't feeling well but glad you're doing better this morning. I look forward to seeing the pictures of the updated condo. You always take such lovely pictures.

Junebug said...

You two are so full of energy and life! It's great.

salmagundi said...

I'm happy you feel better today. May the condo project begin in earnest! Looking forward to pictures of the transformation. Sally

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Pat, you always have the best ideas. Like the paint colors too! Hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you many many more blessings in the coming year. Thank you so much for always visiting me, Theresa

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better! I am looking forward to watching you decorate your condo. I am sure I will find many things to be inspired by!
Penny

Terri and Bob said...

So sorry to read you were under the weather. Not a good thing when you have plans! I love how your homes evolve with you!

niartist said...

Oh how beautiful this little place is! I'm sorry you weren't feeling well first day - but now you're back, and I know you're just gonna do fantastic things with that condo! Happy New Year Pat!

Dana and Daisy said...

Better leave the ladder climbing to J. You wouldn't want to spin right off the ladder.

Painting has been on my agenda lately too.

Judy said...

So glad you're feeling better. I was out of sorts yesterday due to a cortisone shot for a major heel spur I'm experiencing but today I'm much better!

I can't wait to see the pictures in the frames and what a deal you got on those. Get to working on that redo girl....we're all holding our breaths to see how beautiful it turns out.

Love ya,
Judy

Susan said...

Glad you are feeling better! What an exciting project for the new year! Looking forward to hearing details...details...details...and seeing pictures!!

Happy New Year

Lynne said...

Pat - Sorry you were not well...lovely photos!

Light and Voices said...

Love the white frame and the pictures. I can't wait until you post the shots. Good luck with the painting project.
Happy New Year!
Joyce

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'm so glad you made it there safely. I'm sorry you were under the weather for a bit, glad to hear this morning was better for you.. Looking forward to updates on the painting.. I wasn't aware that Arrowhead Lodge had been sold on the Courthouse steps.. Thank goodness you have a photo to remind you..hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

Hi Pat...So sorry to hear about your "spell" but it must have been comforting to you to recognize what was happening. It is sad to see old favorite landmarks disappear...time does march on. Take care & don't overdo...
Happy New Year! Bo

Charla said...

Sorry you are feeling ill. Have you seen the eagles. They are really flying by our condo. We are 2 miles from The Dam. Good luck with your painting.

bj said...

So glad the "not feeling well" passed and you are better now.
Your condo is going to be sooo pretty..just can't wait to see it all finished.
Take it slowly, tho, and rest often...ever hear the old song, The Old Gray Mare Ain't What She Used To Be ? tee hee..
love, bj

Helen said...

Happy New Year ... and glad you are on the mend. Lake of The Ozarks is one of my most favorite places on this earth. Enjoy!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm sorry you had that inner ear thing, Pat. I had something like that for the first time in my life, and I tell you the floor felt like I was standing on the deck of a ship I got so dizzy. It was the strangest sensation. I had gone to a party with friends (Mr. Magpie wasn't here), and thankfully they were driving. So glad you are better! I am, too! :-)

Can't wait to see what you do with the condo. I'm excited for you!!! I know it will be WONDERFUL.

XO,

Sheila

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Pat, I can't wait to see all the changes at the condo. I know the new colors will be beautiful & I hope you will come & play next week when I do the Top Projects 2008 party. I think it will be fun to look back & see what everyone accomplished.

imjacobsmom said...

Glad to hear that you recovered. I hate that dizzy feeling. Now we can't wait for the condo update. I'm liking what I see so far!!!! ~ Robyn

Leigh said...

Always lovely! Glad you are feeling better.

starsfault said...

Oh, its all so pretty. I look forward to more pictures of your condo.

Happy New Year from Eileen and the Beautiful Starry Girl

Rose said...

Glad you knew what to do to handle that inner ear problem, and glad you're feeling better, Pat. ((hug))

Like everyone else, I'm looking forward to seeing the class and elegance that is always present in your decor projects. Mink just sounds luxurious!

Pat said...

Hi Pat!

We are back from celebrating our grandson's first Christmas in Colorado! I already miss him so much. He's such a darling baby.

Your condo looks beautiful and I'm sure your project will make it even more wonderful! I'm glad you had a great Christmas too!

HAPPY 2009! Good health and joy in the new year!

Hugs, Pat in NY

prof en retraite said...

Hi Pat...Glad you're feeling better! Sounds like you have a lot of big projects going on! Paint is always a little overwhelming to me. Good luck! Have a wonderful New Year!...Debbie

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I'm tellin' ya girl...your energy blows my mind! I would have milked an inner ear infection for at least a week or two. Ha!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Fabulous paint colors aside...I am intrigued by Benadryl for inner ear infection! I had a wing ding of a bout with vertigo/"vestibular disorder" (re: inner ear infection, really, when you cut out the fancy medical speak) that blinded me and left me in the hospital for 5 days. No one ever told me to take Benadryl! Filing that one away for the future...

Now...back to the good stuff. :-) That Arrowhead Lodge photo is awesome! Right up my alley. And I don't know Snowfall, but I heart Mink. Love it, love it, love it! Can't wait to see your transformation.

Glad you're feeling better. I hate the whirlies!

hugs from the shore house -
Laura

Deb said...

Hi Pat! I love the white frames you got and I love the mats you chose. I can't wait to see the Mink paint. I think I'm going to have to go a little lighter in my den as cozy as it is I need more light. Deb

laurie said...

Sometimes the only thing to do is go to bed and rest. So glad you are feeling better. I can't wait to see the finished painting at the condo. Have a wonderful 2009. laurie

Amber said...

Pat, I also get vertigo and usually Benadryl does the trick. But it can be AWFUL with the nausea.

Hope you have a wonderful New Year...I love the colors and ideas for the condo!

Julie said...

Glad you are better - my husband has been ill too - which means we may have to delay his year long treatment for another week or so.. :0(

Happy New Year!

Carrie said...

I wish you and your loved ones a happy and prosperous New Year!
Carrie

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Happy New Year fellow Ozarkan!? Hope you stay well, warm and cozy while you welcome the new year! Hugs!

Sharon said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better.
Can't wait to see the photos of the condo update.
Have a Blessed 2009
God Bless

jeanne said...

Hello Pat, I do hope you are truly feeling better now. My sister gets that vertigo often and it is from the inner ear just like yours. I wouldn't work too hard yet.

All your redo plans sound lovely and also like a hard task to undertake. Take it easy both of you.

Wishing you a happy and healthy new year with all good things in 2009.

Blessings and love...Jeanne

Beverly said...

I'm glad you are feeling better, Pat. And, I can't wait to see more of your progress.

Happy new year to you and your family.

Linda said...

Hope you are feeling 100% Pat. I look forward to seeing the condo transformation. Happy New Year to you and yours and all the best in 2009...
Hugs, Linda

Becca Watson said...

I hope you and J have a great New Years! I'm glad your feeling better! ♥

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Pat, I hope this finds you feeling ok this evening. Hope you aren't working too hard and can enjoy the some what beautiful weather we're having... Happy New Year to you my friend...hugs ~lynne~

Wendy said...

Pat I had the same ear thing happen to me today! I hate it when it happens!! I want to wish you and J a very happy and Blessed New Years!!~Wendy

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

So glad you are better now, Pat! How fun to be doing another project! I'll look forward to seeing the projects unfold!

Happy happy new year!

Blessings,
Melissa

Tootsie said...

happy new year friend!

justabeachkat said...

Pat, I'm so sorry about your dizziness, but so glad you knew exactly what to do. Enjoy your time at the condo. Take some time to relax too.

Happy New Year sweet friend!
Kat