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  1. Tattycoram
    August 15, 2018 @ 9:26 am

    Way to rock the beach as well as the plywood floor.


  2. molly
    August 15, 2018 @ 9:34 am

    My rash guard doesn’t have a hood, otherwise I rock the same beach outfit as you!


  3. Barb Carey
    August 15, 2018 @ 9:35 am

    Beach look is a must do for that lovely skin of yours. Take care of yourself girl (and the porch cat)!


  4. Kimberly Hill
    August 15, 2018 @ 9:37 am

    Alas, there’s no video.

    But your beach gear is awesome. Like +100 levels of awesome.


  5. Sandi
    August 15, 2018 @ 9:45 am

    You two are adorable. Really. Great video. And huzzah for flooring!

    I cannot wait to see how this shakes down. 🙂


  6. Sheila
    August 15, 2018 @ 9:52 am

    Get well soon, Portia the Porch Kitty (cuz porch/Portia? No? Porsche?) Also, the whiteness of your legs is impressive – like glow sticks without the snap! Looking forward to seeing the floors and you & Pauls dancing skills are amazing!


  7. judy
    August 15, 2018 @ 9:53 am

    Best wishes for porch cat-I lost my feral girl to cancer not long ago and I have to restrain myself from looking for her through the sidelite everytime I pass by the front door. Love the video-Dancing!! What a relief it must be to reach this point. Everything empty and ready to be made fabulous is cause for dancing. I can’t seem to post you to anything. What happened to the pinterest links? If we can’t expose your brilliance to the World how will they find you? Enjoy the beach and exposure to a teeny tiny bit of sunshine would probably not result in anything too disastrous.


  8. fixitchick
    August 15, 2018 @ 10:14 am

    Good luck with your porch kitty.

    Fun fact, no good deed goes unpunished. I take our ‘neighborhood’ cat to the vet as needed. Most of the neighbors feed him, but no one else takes him to the vet. For flea meds and fights, granuloma or whatever. Some vets won’t treat, since not ‘mine’. So fine, he is mine, treat him. They registered him to the local govt as mine, and now the local G wants more records and threatened fines. I explained, multiple times. In writing. Not mine. Finally I said he disappeared [under the porch sofa, but whatever], so they’d leave me alone. Not sure what vet I will take him to next time.


    • Teresa Townsell
      August 15, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

      Hey, under the couch is “disappeared” . . . “lost” . . . “gone” . . . choose your synonym! 🙂 Thank you for having a kind heart. You don’t even have to like cats to be able to look out in the world and see what/whom everyone else is overlooking. Thank you for having those kind of eyes.


  9. Terri Benton
    August 15, 2018 @ 10:45 am

    You two are adorable. Every post brings a smile. Thank you for all you do for the precious animals.


  10. Gaylin
    August 15, 2018 @ 10:53 am

    She dances! She saves cats of the world! She is a fashionista!
    She is superior to us all!
    Much admiration for you lady! Go kitchen floors go! We wait for the next post with baited breath!


  11. Teddee Grace
    August 15, 2018 @ 10:59 am

    Unfortunately, I can’t pull up the video and I see I’m not the only one. Would love to see it. Hope your elderly porch cat survives and thrives. What happened to her?


  12. Diane
    August 15, 2018 @ 10:59 am

    No video on laptop (using Chrome) or on iPhone (using Safari). Help.


  13. Mary Helen Patterson
    August 15, 2018 @ 11:43 am

    How did you marry a guy who dances (PLUS learns the routines) in addition to being a genuine 100% handyman who loves doing remodels ALMOST as much as YOU do — if that is possible!) You BOTH are certifiably AMAZING!! LOVE all your kitchen redo as well as the rest of the house. Will it EVER be finished. NO!, you say, nor should it be!!


  14. Lisa D.
    August 15, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    Portia is so lucky to have you, and you are VERY smart to keep your skin out of the sun.


  15. Steven
    August 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

    and……….just because. You know the words in between. Fun to see your victory dance – and a 2 minute redux of the wedding grand ballroom slam.

    Speaking of GFT’s – I bought an 1850’s Rococo Revival gilt overmantle mirror (62″wX38″h) in nearly perfect condition off OfferUp (Atlanta) a couple of weeks ago for $40!!! I thought of you – and are secretly happy you prefer Renaissance Revival, wood tones. I questioned the lady who was selling the mirror as to how she arrived at the price – “we sell tractors, not this here stuff,” she said, “just want it out of the way before it got broke.” Happy to oblige.

    Post more. Often.


  16. Marianne in Mo.
    August 15, 2018 @ 1:04 pm

    Ah, the shorthand of life. Wished to hear more on Portia about how she needed stitches, but beach calls! So who watched kitties? Also, dancing in the emptied kitchen – marvelous! Can’t wait to see the after!


  17. Maria Barnes
    August 15, 2018 @ 2:05 pm

    Sometimes life folds in on you, like a suffocating wet wool blanket.
    Our home is shrouded in smoke. Toxic wildfire smoke.
    It’s been that way for almost 7 weeks.
    No relief until October, when the rains come, they say.
    I miss the sky, riding my horses, walking my dog.
    Thelonious Monk doesn’t hunt mice outside anymore.
    He sits by the window & watches the hummingbirds with detachment.
    We share the same last name…and…apparently a similar mood for now.
    Take care friend. I hope porch kitty recovers and so do you.


    • judy
      August 17, 2018 @ 1:57 pm

      How are you doing now-any improvement? These fires are a part of the heating of the planet and the inaction,even action in the tragically wrong direction (reducing regulations of emissions,drill baby drill and pipe lines all over the place including running right on top of the largest freshwater aquifer in the U.S. ) gallops along as the poles show a melt level increasing at a startling rate. Increased volcanic activity,poor Hawaii…and the rain is endless here in Virginia. I hope we are a smarter species(than we seem at present) in terms of preserving a future for the little kids who depend on us to protect them from harm. There are solutions to dirty fuels and they will create wealth and health but there is a definite tipping point and so many seem to be indifferent to what that moment in time will bring.


  18. Karyn M
    August 15, 2018 @ 2:12 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just LOVE your videos, especially your wedding reception video. You and your husband are adorable!


  19. Naomi
    August 15, 2018 @ 4:22 pm

    You really ARE rocking the beach look and yay to moving all the ginormous furniture to make way for new floors! Progress is awesome!


  20. Lesley Brown
    August 15, 2018 @ 4:29 pm

    I SEE NO VIDEO ‘SOB’, pleaase fix it Victoria


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