Amy, who lives in the quaint city of Martinsburg, WV, is creating lots of angst at her local Home Depot and Lowe's stores. "I have not been able to get a clear answer from Lowe's or Home Depot about when a door may need to be re-stained or repainted (and how). I've been trying to figure out whether to pay the expense of trying to get a decent wood-grain door or just get smooth fiberglass and paint it brown, maybe with a roller that would leave a little texture to it. We currently have an almond storm door because the windows are sort-of grey-brown, but when we eventually have to replace the vertical wood siding (darn woodpeckers have pecked through to the insulation in a couple places!
), we'll probably go with a lighter shade of brown to hopefully keep the house a bit cooler, since a lot of the trees have to come down (they're ash). It's an amazing love story and I can relate to the awkwardness of the main character around young girls in high school.
Very close to the end, Napoleon gives his best friend Pedro some of the best advice a homeowner like you could ever get. Four years ago, my oldest daughter Meghan spent eighteen months authoring what is quite possibly the most authoritative book about how to pick the EXACT COLORS, TEXTURES, OBJECTS for *your* home. That's key - you picking what *you* want - NOT some decorator, or HGTV show host, or some untrained employee at Home Depot or Lowe's telling you what they feel you'll LIKE. I guarantee you that if you invest in this book, it will change your life and it will make you wake up each day loving your home more than you do now. When you drive up to your house each time, you'll get a smile on your face because the outside of *your* home will be exactly how YOU want it.