Thursday, January 12, 2023
Odie's Excellent Christmas Meal!
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Shut The Door
This is Odie coming to you from Ohio today. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few moments of your Saturday with me.
Sis. Jane Sutherland, our Pastor's wife is having a birthday today. Happy Birthday, Sis. Jane! Thank you for loving us and praying for us! I hope you have a fantastic birthday!
Now we can talk about the topic at hand, shutting doors. I struggle to close doors behind me. Closing the main door, of my house, has been a series of movements. I knew there had to be an easier and quicker way to pull the door toward me.
This spring I went to my trusty sidekick Google. I was looking for options. Google did not disappoint. There I was introduced to the EZ Pull Door Closure. This device was invented by another wheelchair user.
I decided to try out this product myself. I ordered an E-Z Pull Door Closure from Amazon. I took a couple weeks to come in from the Amazon seller.
I installed it first on a door in my garage. The E-Z Pull Door Closure made closing the door a lot easier! I was quickly a fan of this product!
Last week I decided to buy two more for the other doors that I need help closing. This time I ordered them from the Sportaid website. I wanted to try both sellers. Sportaid was priced slightly higher but their shipping time was a lot quicker than Amazon.
Four days after my order to Sportaid I had my other two E-Z Pull Door Closures in my hand. Within a few moments of them arriving at my front door, I was installing them. I was excited to have the help to close my doors!
As you can see I have the lever doorknobs. The hook can slide off the levers, but I read to secure the hook to the doorknob with a zip tie. I am careful when I pull the door closed and the hook stays in place. It has not been an inconvenience for me.
Installation is very easy. If I can do, it without help, then it is easy!
I am glad that I found E-Z Pull Door Closure online. This product makes going outside my home easier. I highly recommend this product! I give it a 5-star rating! Click here to visit the E-Z Pull Door Closure website. Also here is the product on Amazon and the Sportaid link is here.
Well, I must close for now. Thanks for reading. I will see you next week.
Monday, May 10, 2021
A Little Splash of Color At The Beach Cottage
The white glider was the absolute best sitting piece that they had. And it was also the cheapest glider. How often does that happen? The chairs fold up for easier storage when we are gone for long periods of time.
Friday, April 9, 2021
Keeping Busy With Small Projects
I put the lock back together one day earlier this week and yesterday I finished putting the door back together.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
A Little Sunshine
This is Odie checking in with my friends. I hope you are having a fabulous day.
Tonight is the night that the clock springs forward. Make sure your clocks are set to change. Looking on the bright side, we get more daylight in the evening. 🌞
That is why I chose to make my house a bright and beautiful beach cottage. I wanted to share a couple pictures that help make me happy. We have posted both of these in the past, but they deserve a repost. You can see them in another blog by clicking here.
When looking for decor for my home, I needed a large piece for the wall opposite my bed. I found it courtesy of my friend, Shavona Deane Golden. She is a great photographer. Shavona is now doing photos of people. Shavona's current work can be found at a new web address.
I knew this picture was perfect for this large wall. Shavona allowed me to get the picture printed on a large canvas and I love it! My Uncle Steve had the canvas made at his work.
Thanks for stopping by to visit with me. I will see you all next time.
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Flip The Switch
For this post, I wanted to focus on a small feature in my house. This has become one of my favorite things that we did to make this house fit my needs.
Dad and Papaw Eugene handled the bulk of the electrical while we were building. Our cousin Gary Coffman and his crew helped us do a few things too. I appreciate Gary being on speed dial to answer our questions. He knew all the stuff that our county required for electrical and that was a huge help!
When we were discussing and planning to build the house I had an idea and I asked Dad if he could make it possible. He is awesome! Dad made my idea a reality for me. I absolutely love it! In fact, he was already planning to do it, I just did not know it.
What makes me so happy? It is a bank of light switches above my bed. I can control the majority of the lights inside AND outside my house from my bed! It is even better than I wanted it to be. I just asked for controls for the bedroom and bathroom lights, but I received so much more.
Have you ever climbed into bed and snuggled in only to discover you left a light on? Yeah? Me too! It is so hard to make yourself get out from under the covers and out of bed in order to turn the light off. For me, that can be a multi-minute process.
My switches are within arm's reach. I definitely use my switch bank daily! I actually can control the bedroom light at three points in the room. I think it is amazing! I can also control the bathroom light, the living room light and all of the outside lights.
There is another switch in the bank of switches that usually gets flipped multiple times a night. That switch controls my ceiling fan. If it feels stuffy or I need air moving during the night I will turn on the fan. Then after a while, I start feeling chilly. It can be a never-ending cycle, but there is a handy switch to control things.
Who knew how important switch placement can be for somebody with limited mobility? I am so thankful for every small detail that helps me. My special light switches are wonderful. I am so grateful that Dad made this feature possible for me!
The large and small details of my home make it perfect for me! I thank God every day for the marvelous blessing of a home. He is so good to me! God does not owe me this. There are so many millions of people that have nowhere warm and safe to live. I am very thankful for my blessings.
Thanks for reading. I will close for now. I hope you have a great weekend and a great beginning to 2021.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Garage Door Peace of Mind
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Amazed By God's Provision
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Reminiscing And Rejoicing
I am sure that Dad will have more to say on this later, but the tent came down nicely after the final service Friday night. Mom and Dad should be arriving back at the Ranch shortly.
Thanks to Mamaw and Papaw and my cousin Lisa for helping me get to church each night! I very much appreciate your help. I could not do it without you.
Plus, I am still alive after eating my cooking. That may be another miracle right there.
Friday, December 21, 2018
A Bunch of Activity Brings Us To Friday
The week before Christmas is flying by and we have been flying with it. We went to hear the Millikins Monday night, attended our home church at Dryden Rd Tuesday night and I preached at Dodds Wednesday night.
That hits most of the highlights from our week. We have a big time planned for tonight. I guess I will tell you all about it on Monday. Thanks for reading.
If you are in our area and do not have a place to attend church, we will be at Anchor of Hope in Lebanon, Ohio Sunday morning and The Free Holiness Church of God in Sharonville, Ohio Sunday evening. We will probably sing a Christmas song or two before I preach a Christmas message. We would love to have you.