I realize it’s been a long while since I last posted, but for very good reason. I’ve been busy. I’m always busy. Writing takes time and I need good content to be passionate about.
Since I last posted, a lot has happened. It has been nearly a year after all. I ended a long-term-relationship that was not meeting my needs and future goals, started a relationship with a friend who had years ago been recommended to me as a match and I had ignored the memos, fell in love with the guy (he’s smart and handy and has his own interests and so into me, it was an instant connection on both sides). In July, he got down on his knee at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC while we were on a weekend getaway. It was sincere and sweet and I just couldn’t be happier for the future. Oh yeah, and I started a new job, a month in, and loving it so far.
Now, here we are engaged, mid-30’s, planning a simple destination wedding, each managing our own single-family homes and mortgages. Though I love my location in the heart of Howard County, and especially my neighbors, his home is a little newer and has more space for all of our hobbies, gear, and pets (now we have four furbabies combined). Eric has a roommate with two dogs, so there is not space for me yet, nor can I move my cat over until it is just those three dogs he and I have. Slowly I’ve been moving some holiday stuff, clothes, etc. We’re getting there and I will be starting to really move stuff to Anne Arundel County (but still work in HoCo) this Winter.
Which brings us to our first major home improvement project, as a couple. Eric’s always envisioned renovating the master bedroom closet, but it took the knowledge that two people would be soon sharing that closet and exactly how much stuff I have. Hey, I am a girl. And, yes, I do purge ALL the time.
So, on October 5th, the demolition work began… The first steps to building our home, so I can move in next year.
Stay tuned, we’re gonna share our project, steps, tips and tricks, realistic timeline and more coming very soon. We’re getting closer and closer to wrapping up the project any day now.
November 11, 2013 Update: