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.

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!


  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.

  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!

  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!

  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.

  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 LOL!
    Enjoy this new chapter in your life. : )


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