Saturday, June 23, 2012

This story has a happy ending

Well I guess it's about time I posted something on my personal blog..been busy trying to keep two other blogs current!

This afternoon I wrote a story about a couple in the next town who won a $25,000 makeover from the Desperate Landscapes show on the  Do-It-Yourself Network for their front yard and house, situated on a quiet, dead-end street.

I'm acquainted with the wife, so I felt a real attachment to the story. She grew up with my neighbor and they have been best friends since childhood.

She also shares my first name, which is always fun. ;-)

Please give the story a look ~ it's a heartwarming one.

The couple has two children: a teen-aged son, and an eight-year old daughter with special needs.

They had more than their share of problems with a contractor several years ago. He left their front yard in a state of disrepair, they said.
Their property was a mess and they couldn't afford to fix it.


Now thanks to winning a contest for having the ugliest yard in New England their home and the yard look absolutely beautiful.

I'm happy for them! They deserve this good fortune.

4 comments:

Linda said...

It's always nice to hear when someone has some good fortune come their way!

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Wonderful for them! I wonder how I can get a kitchen makeover. Or a bedroom makeover. Oh, which to choose...

Cinderella said...

That's great that they won and got so much help. I don't understand though. No matter what sort of disrepair a former contractor left in their yard, (and why did he?)why weren't they doing all they could to maintain it on their own? I'm a gardener, and the story doesn't ring true. You can always cultivate, weed, mow, tidy up, etc.

bj said...

Hi, Patti...I love it when a worthy person wins good fortune. Their front yard looks amazing.
xo bj