December 30, 2021: A sunny Thursday morning in Colorado brings with it the promise of a white New Year’s Eve and Day. I sit in my newly renovated kitchen and ponder about life, as 2021 is dwindling.Continue reading “2021 Year in Review”
Finally, May 1, 2020 arrived and we got back into our house in Knoxville, Tennessee! The excitement was real, even if the house was empty.Continue reading “Our House, But Not Our Home”
We felt a slight jolt of joy and excitement as our RV rolled across the Tennessee state line: we were getting closer to “home,” or at least whatever version of it we remembered from before our trip. To be honest, I was ready to be in a sticks-and-bricks environment after ten months in the RV. As sweet as our home on wheels was, I had missed hosting friends and family, especially at holiday time—of course, thanks to the pandemic, we couldn’t have done much hosting anyway, so not much lost, I guess. I missed the familiar and I looked forward to returning to Knoxville.Continue reading “Coming “Home” to Tennessee”
If you’d told me I would end up buying a 70’s home, much less a fixer upper, I would have laughed you out of the room. But what a fool I would have been!
Here we are now—having bought when the COVIDey housing market still ran hot—proud owners of a 70’s ugly duckling (pricey by Knoxville, Tennessee standards—our former home for 18 years, but not so by Colorado standards). But make no mistake: we are happy to have secured this diamond in the rough (no bidding involved!) and relieved to have a place we can call “home.” Now, it’s time to roll up those sleeves and get to work on renovations.Continue reading “Honey, We Bought a Fixer Upper!”
July 24, 2021
Precisely one year ago to the day, we moved into our rental apartment in Colorado and today we are moving into our new home! Yes, in the midst of the housing market frenzy, we managed to get a house!Continue reading “Serendipity Has Its Way”