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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Hollyhock Hollow

Okay, I know y'all are anxious . . . and now that I know it's "mine", I can post some pictures!

What I think of the "front yard" is really the back of the house.  Clear as mud?  I stopped by last night (but this picture was taken 2+ weeks earlier!), and the grass is SO long and lush right now that it seems a waste to not cut & BALE it!  ;)

For such a small house, the kitchen is B-I-G and SO bright and shiny!  South and east facing windows.  And, since I'm a in-the-kitchen-most-of-the-time kinda gal, it's purrfect!  The kitchen counter and sink are being replaced, so the dark you see behind it is from the old back-splash.  This will either have been painted come Saturday or I'll get to do it myself for reduced rent.  A win, either way.  And, look at all those CUPBOARDS and CABINETS!!!!  I don't have a S-I-N-G-L-E real cabinet in this (Swamp River Ridge) kitchen!  And . . . drawers!!  I've only ever had ONE here!

Turning to the right (from the 1st kitchen picture) is this other south-facing window and the back door.  The dining room table will go underneath that recessed wall knick-knack shelf, and there's enough room to put a little desk under the big window.
 And, with that, it's 14 minutes past my bedtime.  Off I go!

(Can you tell, I'm finally starting to get excited?!)


  1. Nice! I am SO envious of that kitchen. How the heck did you survive with only one drawer? Where'd you stash your junk???? The floors look nice a shiny. I'm excited, too!

  2. Big grin on my face. Such a nice kitchen!

  3. OMG! Look at that kitchen! I love the light and the layout - some great times will be had in the house at Hollyhock Hollow! Tucker looks right at home....

  4. Sooo happy you got the place! It will be nice to drive by and see life in it again! :) if you need help let me know!

  5. Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

  6. I LOVE IT!!! That kitchen is very bright and cheery and open to the next room it will be a comfortable and bright spot in winter. I'm SO happy you like it and you "sound" (through writing!) like you are really looking forward and excited about this new turn in your life. It's perfect.


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