When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Those who follow my blog posts may know that my home, built in 1855, has been badly damaged. In the spring of 2023, very high winds and a tornado caused power outages in our town in Ohio. The winds toppled trees, downed power lines, and caused one of the chimneys to collapse. That broke some of the rafters in the attic and raised the roof.

I have planned for some time now to take a road trip to visit family and friends down south: Tennessee, Georgia, North, and South Carolina, and possibly even Alabama. The last time my husband and I traveled down south was in 2019. I had planned to make the sixteen-day trip this June.

But then, my eldest brother weighed in and suggested that I should postpone such a trip until my home is repaired. This afternoon yet another inspector is coming to the house. I have been very impressed with the builders who will fix my home. But they, like me, have been hamstrung by the seemingly endless inspectors who have looked at my house. The last one who was here was the best. He spent about ninety minutes looking at the house, and his inspection included flying a drone over the roof of my home to show things he could not see from the inside.

That being said, I titled this blog “When One Door Closes, Another Opens.” A highlight of not taking my road trip south this summer is that I can attend the retirement party for the husband of one of my oldest and dearest friends.

Hey, Larry, this is for you!



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6 Responses to When One Door Closes, Another Opens

  1. Richard Krohn says:

    How many times that this has happened to us.
    When one door closes another one opens up.
    May all goes well with the repairs.
    Richard Krohn

  2. AECRM says:

    Thank you, Richard! Love to you & Nadine!

  3. Carol Fryer says:

    I’m sorry you have to postpone your road trip, but think it’s wise to get your house fixed! Thank God for those who can do that sort of thing! There will come a perfect time for your trip to visit friends. Love and prayers, Carol

  4. AECRM says:

    Thank you, Carol. You might find it interesting to know that Larry, who I mentioned above, is married to Jan, my Matron of Honor, at that wedding that you & Greg participated in forty-two years ago. I am very thankful for all of my friends!

  5. Jan Seibel says:

    Larry says Thank you so much! Excited to see you and celebrate! Praying your home is repaired soon!

  6. AECRM says:

    I am looking forward to it more than words can say! See you soon!

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