Friday, September 9, 2011

Turning Point

Today has been a very good day. First and foremost, today is the first day this week where we have been able to go outside and not breathe in smoke from nearby wild fires. The fires are still burning but the firefighters seem to be getting the upper hand. My throat is no longer scratchy and sore from the smoke and my clothes no longer smell as if I work in a pit barbecue joint.

The really good news is that we have finally reached a much desired turning point in the refit. We are no longer repairing damage and rectifying previous neglect but are now really and truly starting the upgrades. HOORAY!

Mr. Fed Ex brought us our lovely new control panel. Here it is in all its loveliness. Mark spent hours ensuring all the elements would fit and carefully diagraming the dimensions. I can't wait to see it installed.

I'm a simple person and its the little things that make me happy. I am delighted that Mark took the time to get an actual silhouette of Ceol Mor on the panel. He even got the plumb transom drawn in. What will make the older girl happy though is the fact that the company included a little packet of Gummy Bears in the box. She might not be as tickled as Mark and I are by the panel itself but I guarantee she will think Front Panel Express is the best company ever. Smart marketing there FPE!


  1. Joy is in the details (and gummy bears!). So glad you guys are moving forward!

  2. Niiiiiiiice control panel. Beautiful! And glad they are starting to get a handle on those fires!

  3. Oooo and those are totally the good gummy bears too.

  4. Oh yum gummy bears! I love candy!!!!!!! Oh and the silhouette too! :-)

  5. Beautiful panel.. way to go Mark!

    You get more bears with honey, honey.