Sometime, months and months ago, we were asked if we’d include our home on the annual tour of homes. And by “we”, I mean me. I can’t blame John. He was out of town.
Yes! Of course. How fun!!! I clearly remember talking to my neighbor about it. I was outside with the dogs. Lucy gave me the “Boerner glare”. She knew there would be work to do.
As of this morning, we have exactly one week to get the house and yard ship shape because hundreds of people will be walking through. And by “we” I mean “we”. Lucky for me, John is the best when it comes to making our porch eat-off-the-floor clean.
I was temporarily insane. I didn’t know then how busy I’d be now. In the past month I’ve been to Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and all over Arkansas—Little Rock, Batesville, Heber Springs, Jonesboro, Osceola, and I even drove through Oil Trough. In a blink, I put 4,500 miles on my new car. I’m happy to be home but now I’m thinking about all the things I need to do around the house.
We’re pros when it comes to the home tour circuit. Several years ago, we nearly killed ourselves making our Dallas house tour ready, but it was fun. I wrote about the aftermath HERE. So, yes, I signed up again without giving it much thought and certainly without realizing how tired I would feel at this very moment.
Honestly, I know it will be a cool thing and a great day, and after I have a little more coffee, I’ll feel better about life in general.
Our Fayetteville home deserves to be seen. It was built in 1875. It’s part of Fayetteville history. I wrote about the home’s history and the history of our Washington-Willow neighborhood for Only in Arkansas which you can read HERE.
I’ve said it before—we are merely caretakers.
History is important, y’all.
If you live in Northwest Arkansas, consider supporting the 13th Annual Tour of Homes on Saturday, May 7. The home tour benefits historic 125 year old Washington Elementary School. Tickets can be purchased for $20 in advance (at Bank of Fayetteville on the square, French Metro, or The Gift House) and $25 on tour day (available at any tour house). To read more about the event and the homes on tour, click HERE.
This is really happening. The sign has been in our yard for weeks.
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