This old schoolhouse in Weems, Virginia whispers to me every time I pass it on the way to our river house.
Why? Maybe it’s the too much HGTV phenomena spawned by This Old House: see something rundown, pour your resources into it, and presto! it’s revived and ready for prime time. Sadly, the only after image for the renovation is in my head. When it was for sale (it actually never sold), I fantasized about turning it into a number of things: tea room/retail destination or maybe moving it onto our property and making it a guest house or my latest brain tempest, a party venue.
Given that Weems is not centrally located, the tea room or party venue is a bit of a stretch. Build it and they will come seems to happen only in the movies, defying the location, location, location commandment of real estate. Moving the structure or tearing it down and rebuilding it brick-by-brick is a project to be pitched to the folks at HGTV but not a practical reality for me unless, of course, we take The Gracious Posse public in a fantastic IPO. Haha. I’d probably change my mind about what to do with the windfall should that happen.
A gal can dream, can’t she? We all have dreams and aspirations. The trick is knowing when it’s a legitimate moonshot or not, but
Laura Trevey of Bright Bold and Beautiful created this graphic of Earl Nightingale’s well-known quote, and since adding it last summer, it has become the most pinned quote on our Gracious Inspiration board.
I think I’ve put the Old School House dream to rest for now, while I spend my time growing The Gracious Posse, currently my favorite dream. What dream project are you ready to take the time to tackle? We’d love to feature it here.
June 27, 2014