So my friends, that is the Wondrous part of today.
Here is the Wonderful portion:
C and I returned to our countertop folks this afternoon to make some decisions. I was so torn between the Silestone and the granite. I admire the natural and rather unpredictable look of the granite, but also the nonporous quality of Silestone. In talking with Kathy, one of my "cabinet ladies" at H. Roebuck this morning, she asked if I had considered doing a combination of the granite and the Silestone. Hmmmm: hadn't thought about that, but what an interesting concept!
Here we have at far left a sample of the tile floor in the adjoinging diningroom, at center is a sample of the hickory cabinets, to the far right is the granite sample, and below is the Silestone sample:
The lightest colors in the granite are almost a perfect match for the wood, the diningroom tile and also the silestone! I couldn't believe my good fortune!! I had lusted after the granite last Friday when I had first spied it, but never thought I could make it work. Well I have!!!!!
Tony is our salesperson and he was kind enough to find and show us a much larger sample of the granite I so adored. Here he is loading it onto the crane-sort of-machine that would lift it out for display:
And here is my lovely piece of granite!!!!
Michael, our Atlanta realtor, called this morning to say that we had a very firm offer on our condo. The buyer wishes to close by the end of the month, so we need to get hopping! Unfortunately, the condo that we had hoped to purchase has just been rented with a one year contract, so it is no longer available for us! I'm sure we will find something even better, as that is how life seems to work...........but it will require time and work!
And now for the worrisome: my cousin Eva emailed me tonight to say that her husband Bertil (who is really my cousin) is in the hospital in Angelholm, Sweden. I ask for your prayers and good wishes for both Eva, Bertil and their families during this worrisome time.