To look at this room today, you would never guess that nearly 3 years ago, Hurricane Sandy swamped this house with water and debris. As a result of the storm, the homeowner was unable to live there for 15 months. She went through a tedious and lengthy process with FEMA and her town in order to be able to rebuild but with the help of her builder, she never lost sight of her goal. When she contacted me to ask if I would help her create some stained glass windows, she sounded tired. She had been working endlessly to make the space feel like her home again and I could tell making all the decisions was starting to wear on her. I told her I hoped I could make this part of the rebuilding fun and, as we spent a few hours together one afternoon selecting glass, she actually began to enjoy it! Part way through, I got the idea to film the process to put together a short video explaining about stained glass commissions. She and her builder graciously allowed me to film and shared with me what it was like to come back from the devastation. When I delivered the windows, she gave me one of the highest compliments which I mention at the end of the video, "I like all your work but I like mine the best!" That's a successful commission-- best wishes to you, Pat! I'll be posting the video on my links page in the next few days-- please check back.