Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Surprise

Before we get to the surprise, I wanted to thank everyone who left kind, well wishes at Foodie Friday. I have been under the weather with a horrid diverticulitis attack that landed me in the hospital. But I'm home now, feeling much better. I was moved up to a full liquid diet today, and that means pudding and ice cream--heavenly after a week of broth and Jell-O.
Now, for the surprise.


If you've read my blog for the last few years, you know about my beloved potting shed. It was an anniversary gift, and I thought for sure I'd have to leave it behind when the ranchburger came into our lives. But last month, the shed appeared in the burger's back yard, minus her Dutch door and bricks. The sweet folks who'd bought the Georgian did not need a garden building, and we were given a generous amount of time to remove it. Somehow, someway, the wee thing made the journey, just in time for our 37th wedding anniversary. The shed was on the same road, ten houses away, down one hill and up another, so she didn't have far to go.  I haven't seen Herself in person, so Bandy took a few pictures.

Over the leaf-filled gutters, just beyond the trees, you can see her peaked roof (the weather vane came, too, but it hasn't yet been attached). 








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39 comments:

  1. Glad to know you are back home. Hope you bounce back quickly. Will be thinking of you.
    How nice that the potting shed has returned to the one who adores it. Will the bricks be traveling back to add to the shed? So happy for you. Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Yes, the bricks were removed for the journey and will go up soon.

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  2. So glad you are home and feeling better. Love your shed,how fun to have it at your new place.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear that you were sick and glad you are home from the hospital. I do hope that you rest up and feel better soon.
    Julie xo

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  4. Oh heavens, I missed that you were unwell and in the hospital! I hope you're enjoying a little less restrictive food. Broth gets boring pretty quick. And I'm so glad you got to keep your shed. Made me think: If only I'd been able to keep my pavilion or my pond...but life goes on.
    Brenda

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  5. Sorry you have been under the weather, Michael. Nice that there was a way to bring your potting shed to your new home...happy anniversary and many more!

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  6. Glad you got to go home. Please take care of your self
    Perfect timing for the shed to arrive for your anniversary. The roses are gorgeous!!

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  7. oh yeah! Glad your shed made the journey fine. Love the interior ceiling and beams! Continue to rest and Feel Better! Sheila

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  8. I'm so glad you're feeling better, remember to take care of you! Us forever folks that like to stay on the move seem to forget about taking care of ourselves. What a great anniversary gift! I know you're glad to have it back and look forward to enjoying it. Happy Anniversary! fondly ~lynne~

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  9. Sorry to hear you were in the hospital. Glad you are home and feeling better.
    What a nice surprise to have your potting shed at your new home.
    Take it easy.

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  10. Wonderful to see that the potting shed made it to you. Obviously, where it belongs. Hope you feel better soon.

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  11. Hurray! Your little shed joined mine to become a member of the 'little shed that could club' and surviving a move! I'm looking forward to seeing her get settled in her new home with her weather vane, doors and bricks. So glad you're on the mend, pudding and ice cream sound like a delicious change from broth and jello :)

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  12. So happy you are feeling better - your shed looks perfect in it's new home...so pretty!

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  13. Your potting shed looks right at home! Hope you are feeling better and that everything goes smoothly

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  14. Hope you are continuing to feel better. That's rough stuff! Love your potting shed - what a sweet gift!

    Judy

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  15. I'm so glad that you're home, Michael Lee, and living on pudding and ice cream for awhile isn't too bad!
    How wonderful that your dear potting shed is back where she belongs at your new home. That was a lovely surprise for you and Happy 37th Anniversary to you and your sweetheart.
    Take care and get well soon, sweet friend.

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  16. So sorry that you have spent time in hospital, glad you are feeling better now. How lovely to get your potting shed back with you.
    Rosezeeta x

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  17. Oh that's a miserable ailment. I hope you feel better quickly. My mouth dropped when I read the part about the garden shed! How wonderful was that to have it come to back to your possession! You are full of surprises! Congratulations on your 37th!

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  18. Well, just as I said you needed nothing more, something else came. Good God woman... I'll pray that you have nothing else to deal with. I'm so glad you're okay and you're healing. I'm worried about you.

    Glad you got your shed back though.

    love to you and big hugs,
    rue

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  19. Couldn't be happier for you - what a perfect "gift" as you are trying to get well again. Whoo hoo -yay - love love love that wee building - it's dreamy. Hope you are feeling better each day, and happy anniversary! ♥♥

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  20. So glad that you are home and feeling better. I have had a few of those attacks, so I am careful with nuts and stuff.
    First Happy Anniversary and I am so happy that your potting shed is with you and your new home.
    Take care of yourself and feel better soon. Prayers sent your way for a full recovery..
    Mary

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  21. Michael Lee, I'm so glad you're feeling better and you're home! Poor thing, I have a friend who suffers with the same thing! Take care. I'm so happy for you to have your sweet little potting shed with you at the burger! What a sweet treat! Now you take care of your little self.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Glad you are feeling better! That potting shed is super cute! We all will wait to see what it looks like spruced up!

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  23. SOOO glad you are feeling better and have gone to pudding and ice cream! Your garden shed is wonderful and it is great that you have it again! Can't wait to see it with it's doors and bricks. Take care!!!!!

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  24. So glad your feeling better! Seeing your beautiful potting shed has to calm you,important to your condition!
    I am delighted to see it made the move! I was most surprised you left it. I am sure that I would have chained myself to it!
    Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

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  25. Happy Anniversary, Happy Feeling Better, and Happy Potting Shed Surprise! Enjoy your ice cream!
    Jenna

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  26. Oh Honey...I've had a few attacks of diverticulitis & they truly double one over in pain...chew on the woodwork kind of pain!! I am soooo sorry you had to go through that & I'm relieved that you're back home, recovering in your own bed (and kitchen!) What a great excuse to get to enjoy some soothing sweet treats!
    I have to avoid corn...esp popcorn like the plague, as that is what set me off the last 3 times. I swore I'd NEVER eat it again, even though I love it.

    I know you were thrilled to see your pretty potting shed return to its rightful owner!
    Wishing you & Dr. Big the happiest of anniversaries, too. Cherish those times together & save every single card he ever signs. I've loved being able to relive my sweethearts words through his writings, since he has passed on. It is very comforting.
    HUGS,
    R.

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  27. I am reading backwards and I see that's a bad idea, just learning you are/were sick :-( I hope today you are in perfect shape! LOVE that your shed made it over, what a treat, it looks fabulous in its new home~

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  28. Oh my, such tummy troubles. They can lay us out. Hoping for continued healing. The potting shed is such a surprise, how will that determine the role of the covered area? All to be decided I supposed but curious ....feel better and eat cautiously. That takes time. Kathy

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  29. Happy to learn you are on the road to recovery as can relate to diverticulitis since being diagnosed with it in July 2014. Ended up in the hospital for three days on intravenous as my blood was badly infected. As I am not one to pop medication I find that a shot of apple cider vinegar each morning has kept it pretty well at bay. (About 1 TBSP. to 6 TBSPS. of warm water and on occasion a bit of liquid honey to taste.) Am glad that your little potting shed found its way to its new home unscathed. Wishing you a beautiful day! -Brenda-

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  30. I was wondering what had become of your charming potting shed - so happy to see that it has followed you to the ranchburger - Happy Anniversary!!!! Glad you are feeling better.

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  31. Welcome back, dear lady! Glad you are feeling better. What a joy to have the that lovely peaked roof in view again.

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  32. You are wrapping up a rough year health-wise. Here's to 2016 bringing you better days! Sending tea and sympathy your way...

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  33. What a great surprise!! It is beautiful. Happy Anniversary!
    Love,
    Allison

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  34. Wonderful! So glad you got to keep her!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  35. I'm glad you are doing better; that includes your health and getting your potting shed back. Keep on keeping on.

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  36. Glad you are feeling better and how nice that you got your potting shed back. It looks fabulous....Christine

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  37. Well that is wonderful! Happy anniversary!

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