18 January 2014
Now that we have completed the repairs,
we are ready to move on.....
We have loved this house.
We have renovated, painted,
remodeled, ripped out the old in order
to install the new....
It is beautiful.
We love it.
But it is time to
The following photos are not mine,
but they are all wonderfully created.
If you need an excellent interiors shooter,
I know just the man you want to hire.
(email me for his contact info)
This is the Video Tour Link
it will be hard to leave that BAKW!
I have sat there and observed the world for hours at a time.
I watched the film crew working on the Pilot for
from that window.
(Carrie's apt interiors were shot in a neighbor's condo)
It feels very strange to think of leaving here.
Have you ever left a place with ambivalence?
How did you deal with those feelings?
I'm sure it's time,
but there are doubts.
15 January 2014
It was simply one of the most difficult years we've had to endure.
Things are looking up though.
Someone stole my other blog when I was cleaning up after the flood.
Not Yo Mommas Handbag?
named for my Etsy shop?
Created by me to chronicle the making of my
well, someone stole it.
Now if you go to the old site,
there is one post
of a vacation somewhere.
So, here is my new
blog for the shop,
(which will be re-opened as soon as we move)
I can hold on to this one....
11 November 2013
08 November 2013
01 November 2013
On February 27th 2013,
I was in my downstairs office
and noticed a wet place on the carpet.
The beginning of a nightmare.
A water leak from outside into our condo,
began a long string of events
that I am unwilling to
after many sleepless nights,
and much "hoo-ha"
the work began......
The front yard was trenched.
The water-proofing was installed.
The front steps were replaced.
(after months of no work in between)
The young men began to remediate the
Haz-mat type plastice sheeting went up.
Blowers were installed.
Protective breathing apparatus were used.
"Ms. Reed, please come down here, I have something to show you...."
water is still coming in to our home.
I am so discouraged.
I want desperately to be optimistic.
But, I am done.....
no smiles today.
24 October 2013
so, here's why....
life delivers things you don't expect, sometimes.
usually, I find myself totally unprepared....
I have learned
that when I've been blind-sided,
I can get out my toolkit of chaos busters.....
My Gratitude list is the best on I can think of when I have nothing else to say.....
so, here tis....
I am eternally grateful for coffee
I am grateful for roses.....
of course, the beach....and sun....and quiet....
I am so very, sincerely, honestly grateful for my sweetie....
hydrangeas....by the bucket full!!
and, as Wallace says, "CHEESE!"....
and bread.....(I am noticing a pattern here....)
and different types of CHEESE!
from assorted countries.....(thank you Whole Foods)
and lastly (but never leastly, is that a word?)
There, I feel much better now....