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HOUSE HUNTERS!!!!

TONIGHT, tonight, tonight: David and I are going to be appearing on our very own episode of HGTV’s House Hunters!!! Here’s the link to the episode on HGTV’s website:   http://videos.hgtv.com/video/movin%27-to-the-country-0227519   Don’t have time for the link?  Here’s the recap of it: http://videos.hgtv.com/video/city-life-left-for-slower-pace-0225044 Young Couple Trades DC Lifestyle for Slow Paced Charlottesville Episode HNT-8509H...
Inspiring Doors

Inspiring Doors

Last Thursday I didn’t post anything inspirational because right after work, David and I left town and went to Williamsburg for a nice long weekend!  Friends of ours, Mike and Julia, invited us to have a couples weekend getaway and it was seriously amazing.  Just the kind of TLC we needed. While we were there,...
Hitch it up

Hitch it up

In moving from the city to the country, we discovered many (rather large) differences in lifestyle.  Quite a few of these differences are documented in this blog, but the one that probably took me most by surprise was the trash pickup situation.  As in there isn’t one… That’s right, there is no municipal trash pickup...
Meriwether's New Hobby

Meriwether’s New Hobby

Our darling cat, Meriwether, has adopted a new hobby since work began on the pipes about a week ago: Yep, that’s right.  She likes to bring live birds in through the hole that used to be the floor of the half-bathroom.   The first time we caught her red-handed was yesterday, a snow day.  We...
What Inspired Us to Move to Charlottesville

What Inspired Us to Move to Charlottesville

For this Thursday’s post about what inspires me, I’m going to tell you what already inspired me… how we ended up choosing Charlottesville as our new home. Almost a year ago, when we started thinking of seriously leaving the DC area, a lot of our friends understood that sentiment and expressed a similar desire themselves....
A Nighttime Visitor

A Nighttime Visitor

When I arrived home last night, I discovered that we had a guest in our home. Video of our surprise guest (note: opens in a separate window) He must have gotten directions from his friend, the flying squirrel.  Unfortunately, his friend visited before we had our cat, Meriwether, so I came home to hearing thuds...
I Dream of... Water

I Dream of… Water

My inspiration– what’s been keeping me going this past week– is the knowledge that soon, we will have new pipes, and therefore dependable running water. David has done so much this past week to get us water but he’s just no match for Mother Nature and her sub-freezing temperatures. People say to just leave the...

Inspirational Bloggers

This Thursday I decided to share with y’all some inspirational bloggers in my life.  I’ve only ever met (face-to-face) one of them before, Lesli from myoldcountryhouse.com, but these other bloggers inspired me to 1) start renovating a farmhouse with David despite neither of us knowing what the heck we’re doing, and 2) to share our...
Fixing A Broken Pipe (Thanks Winter)

Fixing A Broken Pipe (Thanks Winter)

When we were Prepping for our First Winter Storm, I discovered what turned out to be heat tape on many of our pipes under the house.  I thought this slightly-more-expensive way to keep our pipes from freezing was great…  As of yesterday morning, our pipes were frozen 7 out of the 11 days prior, so...
Inspiring Charlottesville Farmhouses

Inspiring Charlottesville Farmhouses

I decided I’m going to start posting once a week about something that inspires me… and since today is Thursday, I guess it will be every Thursday! This week I’m writing from Kansas City and wishing I were back in Charlottesville with warmer weather.  I thought I’d see what all was going on around Charlottesville...
Roof: Before and After

Roof: Before and After

It’s a bit late but I thought I’d share pictures of our new roof with you! Just to recap: before we put on a new roof, we had a very old one that leaked with broken solar panels on one side.  I wrote a previous blog post as the roofers were working.  Here’s a picture...
Chopping Down Our Christmas Tree!

Chopping Down Our Christmas Tree!

Many people every year decide to cut down their own Christmas trees.  This year, Lynne and I were one of those families!!  Well, I can’t say it was quite the “traditional” way of cutting down your own tree in a forest or anything.  Actually, it was more like yard-work 🙂 We had this decently sized...
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