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Friday, January 13, 2012

Today's Appearance and Closer to New Chapter

Really fun blog today at The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. Not everyone knows I worked for an e-pub house as an editor last year. I talk about my experience.
http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com

And as far as the new chapter in my life - it's getting closer. We signed the papers on the new house yesterday and hopefully by the end of today, it will be ours.

I visited our prairie home for the second time, too. Yes, I'd only seen it once before! It's been empty for over a year. This second visit revealed a few things I didn't see first time around - and not all good. The dust moved in when the owners moved out and became thoroughly settled. The walls are way dirtier than I remembered. The poor yard really doesn't exist. The carpet needs stretching throughout the house - not just in the two rooms I remembered. And jeez, I didn't remember a couple of those stains. But there is lots to work with and I don't mind a little hard work.

As soon as it is really, finally, in our name ours, I'll take some before pictures and begin my journal.

So anxious!

6 comments:

  1. Congrats on signing the papers! We just did that in June and yep, we need to do a little work but I didn't have time to forget what it needs before moving in.

    I''m an editor for an epub now so I'm off to check out your other post now.

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  2. Hi Calisa. Just saw you over at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. Good luck on your editing job. I enjoyed it but wow the time it took. This moving is time consuming enough! Can't wait to get in the house and start digging in!

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  3. Brenda,

    Sounds like an exciting new chapter in your life. My hubby and I bought a 1920s fixer-upper and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into it, but it's been a labor of love and we've made it a home!

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  4. Hi Debra. I love 1920 style homes. When we moved to MN, I tried to get as old of a home as I could find WITHOUT having to do fix-ups. We ended up with a lovely little 1951, 1 1/2 story house. Old homes have so much character. This house is not old but since it's on 2.2 acres with fruit trees and berries, it will be a whole new experience.

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  5. Congratulations Brenda! I live in the country and love it! Nothing like walking down a dirt road and waving at every car that passes. Which on our road is about...one. LOL!
    Enjoy this new chapter in your life. : )

    Teresa

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  6. Thanks, Teresa. I am looking forward to it - dirt road and all!!

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