The BEFORE images are still on Sara’s phone in case they’re needed.
Sara was glad the exterior only needed to be pressure-washed. The interior refurbishment cost more than expected … more time AND more money.
Her appointment arrived right on time.
“Nice to see you again, Sylvia. Hopefully the drive was an easy one.”
“Nice to see you as well. It was and now I’m ready to see the house, ” Sylvia replied with a smile.
“This way, please.”
Stepping inside, both took time to wipe their feet on the small rug by the door.
“The wallpaper is a cheerful color and the embossed design is subtle. You almost don’t notice it unless you’re looking for it. It pairs nicely with the brick pavers I used.”
“This space is best suited as a Dining Area and is a good hub for the other rooms.”
“A similar shade of yellow was painted on the kitchen walls and tie the two rooms together nicely.”
“The door near the fridge leads to a half bath. I pondered turning this into a second bathroom but felt there wasn’t enough space.”
“The Living Room is on the other side of the Dining Area.”
“The door next to the fireplace leads to a small office.”
Addy’s Note: The painting on the easel isn’t included with upload.
**looking out the windows**
“It’s starting to sprinkle so let’s take a quick peek at the back yard. As you can see, there’s plenty of room for gardening and enjoying a meal outside when the weather is nice.”
“The trickle of the fountain water can be heard when the windows are open. Adding a pathway and some seating would enhance this area nicely.”
The two ladies go back inside and head upstairs.
“A painting, maybe two, will add personality to this small landing.”
“The door on the right leads to the main bedroom.”
“The door on the left reveals a sunshine yellow girl’s bedroom. Such a happy color!”
“The door is the middle opens onto the shared bathroom.”
The two return to the Living Room and Sara tries to look relaxed while Sylvia looks over her various forms.
After what seems like hours, Sylvia closes her folders and looks at Sara with a polite smile on her face. Sara’s heart thumps even louder than before … if that is even possible.
“Everything appears to be in order, Sara. Congratulations, your adoption application has been approved! Let’s go meet your daughter.”
“Do you wish to keep her name?”
Sara lets her know that it won’t change unless Abbey wants a new name. The name was specifically chosen for her by her birth mother and it should be up to her whether it continues to be what she’s known by.
Welcome to the family, Abbey!!
Gallery ID: ADWilson