Thank goodness for kids and pets
How the Seasons Affect our Relationship with Home
Four years ago, I moved to Oklahoma. I had sold my home in Idaho a few months earlier and spent two months on the road touring the south, looking for my next place to live. Oklahoma was not even a remote possibility. That spring,… Continue Reading “A New Lease”
Change happens and it often comes with some discomfort.
Perhaps family has more to do with feelings than with legalities or blood.
We can probably all agree that home has a lot to do with family and friends and *if you’re lucky* your home includes both. But then there are neighbors. And neighbors can make or break a good home. A few years back, Maran and… Continue Reading “Neighbors”
The more honest we are with ourselves, the more honest we can be with others. Compassion and kindness starts here.
In my last post about 1-euro homes, I mentioned how Lorraine Bracco purchased a home for 1-euro and, after starting with a renovation budget of $145,000, the project ended up costing her more like $250,000. That’s a huge difference from budget to reality. Even… Continue Reading “1-Euro Homes: The House I Love But Can’t Buy”