Sunday, July 8, 2012


I have returned from my Hiatus “A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break.”
 I doubt I have any readers/followers left out there, so in a sense I am starting over.  I even contemplated starting over with a new blog title and everything.  Thinking, I might have more of a chance getting new readers than getting old readers to come back.  Seriously, why would you keep a blogger on your list that has not been dependable?  I just couldn’t part with my blog title, and it seems more appropriate than ever, now.

So, Now Where Was I…

Well, I am physically not in the same place. We still reside in Eastern Iowa but, we have moved, yet again! When we moved to Eastern Iowa four years ago it was to be a temporary rental situation, until we found a house. Well, fours years passed and lots happened on the job front. SO, was getting situated in his position with the company that first brought us to Eastern Iowa, when the talk began of selling. We waited to see what was going to come of that. Finally, last spring the sale went through. We decided to wait, to see if the “new company” takeover was going to be a fit or if they would be restructuring and SO would be released. Well, a good year has come and gone and everything appears to “fit.” SO, even has a new title and new office, he has been moved up into the executive suites (yes, I am bragging but, I have too the man has worked long and hard to get where he is and I am very proud of him. He is a humble man, so I will toot your horn for you, honey!). But, we are both aware everything could end tomorrow and we will still be ourselves.
So feeling comfortable we started “looking and looking.” The BIG move, came the end of February. We acquired the house mid January but, it was not move in ready or at least not our move in ready. SO, has wanted this rural neighborhood since we moved here but, majority of the houses were out or our budget. Finally the break came but, not without a cost. The previous owners were HEAVY smokers, GROSS!!! AND the work began…We had to prime (sealed) and painted, flooring replaced and SCRUBBED for days on end. The house looked so nice and normal from the outside but, the inside was another story. They were a family with three boys and honestly, I don’t think there were many rules. The house had been LIVED IN HARD! Lots of repairs needed. It was like they lived in the house thinking it was disposable and they would just move on before, maintaining. I don’t get it. Don’t get me wrong, I believe a house is to be lived in and enjoyed. It’s going to have its moments and I don’t expect it to appear like a magazine picture.
I might have to share some of the horror pictures with you at a later date. We have dubbed it “the dirty little secret.”

Anyhow, this is our new home…


  1. Hmmm..... Kim? That name seems vaguely familiar to me. Welcome back to blogland! Obviously, you're still on my reading list, and I hope there will be more to read soon. Congrats on the new house.

  2. Well hello there stranger. You are still in my blogger list and I look forward to visiting you more now you are back :o) hugs Sharon

  3. Hi Kim!
    Yes, I have been sitting here...waiting!! WELCOME BACK!! You were missed...I see you have been busy so it's all good!! Love the new house... Are there any NEW quilts to go into the new place??

  4. Oh, Kim of course we are still here! Love blogland! Can't wait to see what you have been up to! :o)

  5. Looks lovely! It's never easy to move and sounds like you had a time of it!

  6. Congrats on hubby's job and your semi-new house! Taking over a home that somebody else had is never an easy task especially when they didn't "love" it enough to take care

  7. Your house is beautiful, I am sure once you finish with it you will be so happy. Hope you get to sew soon. We did no buy our home, we are renting because we will not be here but two years.