She was lying on the side of the road ready to be hauled off to her death. I was shocked someone was ready to discard her like a piece of trash. I got out of my car and looked her over. She seemed to be in good condition. Nothing a little TLC wouldn’t fix. Sure she was old and beaten but she was still alive. Her drawer was broken, her knobs missing but she was solid. So I told her to stay still and I would go get help. I went home and told my husband he must help me with my rescue mission. Tim, being the supportive husband that he is, begrudgingly got up and drove me back to her and he helped me load her in the back of the car. Immediately she felt hopeful.
I got out a vacuum and cleared out her disease (spider nests everywhere) . I gave her a bath and then lightly sanded her (she said it hurt just a little). I coated her with two coats of paint, sanded and scuffed her up a little, drilled new holes, added new hardware, and put a layer of paste wax on her to protect her from further deteriorating. She is so lovely in our spare bedroom. You can see the smile radiate from within her. She is home, where she belongs.
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