This picture reminds me of my grandmother, MaryAnn Hicks. She was a widow that lived on a fixed income from SSI and VA Benefits. She could not afford to hire someone to repair everything. But one thing she did have was alot of time. She didn't have to go to work. So she took her time and did little by little. We would look through the newspaper looking for sales and good deals. We would also look for garage sales and store closings. I loved browsing the store for clearance items. Today we want everything done now! My grandmother didn't care if a project was not finished on time for holiday. The important thing is, "We're working on it!" She didn't feel her best everyday. So to take a day off to watch the Soaps and "Gun Smoke" was okay. I can remember the pride I felt when we completed a project that we had done ourselves. And she would point out how much money we saved. I didn't realize how important that was at the time. I do now! From gardening, quilting, cooking, and home repair; we did it! When you do home projects with your kids it gives them a sense of value and stewardship. I want to dedicate my first post in this section to my grandmother MaryAnn. She not only taught me but showed me that women do everything at home!