A silver lining
There are a lot of downsides to being stuck in quarantine (you’re living them so we won’t list them here!) but there are some surprising upsides. One quarantine perk many people are discovering is that they finally have the time to devote all their energy to a big project they’ve wanted to do for a long time. From losing weight to redoing a bathroom to planting an orchard – you’ll be amazed and inspired at what people can accomplish when they have nothing else to do.
I refinished an heirloom china cabinet
Anna Raway, has long loved the antique china cabinet and set of dishes she inherited from her mother. She even loved it so much she gave it a name – Frank. But while she loved Frank she didn’t love how he looked. “I had planned on refinishing Frank this summer but I decided to do it now during the coronavirus pandemic because I needed my mind to focus on something that wasn’t negative,” she says. “It took me three straight days to completely take him apart, strip it, refinish it, and put it back together. All I needed was paint, spray paint, sandpaper, brushes, and a screw gun.” She couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. “Every time I walk by I tell Frank what a lovely job he’s doing.”
I grew into a very good boy
Norman was just four weeks old when he came to live with Lindsay and Kyle. “His mother was way too young and lacked all maternal instincts, she would even bite the pups when they tried to nurse,” Lindsay says. “Quarantine has given us ample time to spoil him rotten and make sure he has everything he needs to grow.” And grow he has! “He’s transformed from this meek, nervous little guy to the smartest, sweetest boy. We can’t believe how far he’s come in just one month.” This may not be your typical transformation but it’s an important one as many animals are suffering during this quarantine period as well and need good homes, she adds.