New Format Coming

New website format coming in November! It’s time for an upgrade. When we first started this little journal, I uploaded the files to the back end of our working website for our pearl jewelry business. I have since liquidated the business. We will have a secure dedicated address for the…

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Life loading….


It’s been months since my last post even though I’ve sat down numerous times to try to write. I’ve got fodder galore…but ego dictates the narrative, and I’ve been hard pressed to share the under belly of our real lives. I’m also wrestling with the mission of this blog. The…

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Annnnnd – Scene


Today we officially signed a conventional mortgage and money is in transit to settle the private mortgage the patient and kind-hearted sellers held while we restored their beloved grandparents’ property back to dignity. We’re far from complete, but today we’re officially marking it: Yonderways, Scene I, is a wrap. We’re not ready to reveal…

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Buffet Britches & Bees


Last minute push to CO; painting, and trimming is how we spent our July 4th weekend literally every day from sun up to sun down. Maybe it’s the paint fumes, but despite our exhausted bodies, depleted budget, and the gruesome humidity our good spirits are still intact. The plumber finished…

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Countdown to C.O.


Fingers crossed we’re a week away from a CO – certificate of occupancy that is issued by the county giving us the thumbs up that renovations have been completed to code. This means our loan funds will be released to the extremely patient and kind sellers currently holding the mortgage,…

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Gaffney Peachoid

I was asked to drop by Stone Gallery in Mills River to review the man made slab that was ordered 3 weeks ago. I chose a quartz countertop for the soft neutral tones and because quartz is antimicrobial, completely maintenance free, and being man made I assumed the quality control would…

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Once the designated dining area of the home (at least in it’s last remodel), this area has now been wired, plumbed, and vented to serve as the kitchen. Gone with much regret is the large picture window that was essentially the back wall, but a concession for cupboard space had…

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Progress (more ways than one)

I’m writing offline from the back deck of the Acorn this morning. I generally write my blogs while listening to streaming spa radio (because I’m transcendental like that). But since our power is cut, this is my soundtrack on this particular day.   Our power is cut because Duke Energy…

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Thirty Seven

This October Keith and I will celebrate 43 years together. But tomorrow, May 26, we recognize our 37th wedding anniversary. Our wedding date is not as significant to us as our first date anniversary, but traditions dictate an acknowledgement of the union. We’ve enjoyed 37 years of wedded bliss with a healthy…

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