So many changes, so little space to write about them…

Greetings, friends!

It feels like forever since I’ve paid my respects to Bloggyville.  Just over a year, actually.  (Technically, I’ve read a lot of your blog posts many times, was able to comment on them some of the time, but haven’t posted myself in forever.)  I’ve had so many things going on and haven’t actually had a working computer for several of those months (I’ll share why momentarily), but I’m up and running again as far as the techy end of things.  And as for that and everything else going on, it’s too much to go into all the details here, so I’ll give you the quick skinny now, then space the details out on subsequent posts.

In the past twelve months, I have:

  • Bought a new (slightly used) house
  • Remodeled nearly every room of said house
  • Sued my previous landlord
  • Lived in the living room for several months while I was waiting for my bedroom/office to be finished (hence the lack of computer)
  • Lost a lot of money to contractors who said they could do a job but couldn’t
  • Found out that I can’t trust most contractors
  • Figured out how to do a lot of contract work myself (with help of my sister, Michelle, and my son, Jeremy)!
  • Stayed in flare with my Lupus for another entire year!
  • Had bronchitis for 5 weeks
  • And then had bacterial pneumonia for 3 weeks
  • And thought I was going to die!
  • Discovered the absolute best bed in the world!
  • Worked on creating custom works of art to decorate said new house
  • Designed a few genealogical books for a few people (myself included)
  • Uncovered some pretty cool genealogical finds within my own family as well as my sister, Michelle’s
  • Had to get a new computer and monitor because both went bad while they were sitting stagnant during my transition
  • Lived through and survived a major hurricane (in the new house)
  • Had a major change in employment status

That’s all I can share for now, though I actually have another couple of things in the works that I’ll reveal soon.  But just so I don’t keep you entirely in the dark, I’ll share a couple of photos…  One is my new house, and the other is my new life’s mantra.

Rachel's new house! Woo Hoo!

If Plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.

So, tell me, friends, what have YOU been up to?



40 thoughts on “So many changes, so little space to write about them…

  1. Great to hear from you again, Rachel. Sounds as if you’ve had a bad time, but your attitude is truly amazing. Suffering myself, you truly give me hope.

    • Ah, the infamous G! So happy to finally “meet” you! I hear you’ve been doing some amazing work lately. I’d love to hear more of it. (Love what I’ve been privy to already!) You’re very talented!

  2. Great to hear from you Rachel, sounds like a tough time indeed. Contractors can be a bit of a nightmare, had a couple of run ins like that myself. Well, for the early half of the year I was off ill with flu and then a chest infection that proved really tough to get rid of. So Jan – March I didn’t blog much either. Getting back to things bit more now though. Hope things are going better for you now, take care 🙂

  3. Yay, you! If those kinds of things don’t kill you, they make you stronger. Still no fun at all. I can’t comment on your contractor troubles – my experiences go the other way, silly clients, well there are few generals that don’t like me! 🙂

    Great to hear from you, I’ll be waiting for more, one of my favorites back, how wonderful! 🙂

    • Oh, this is true. And has out of necessity been my other life’s mantra for as long as I can remember. Now I like to say: God only gives you what you can handle. And apparently, He knows I’m a bad ass. 🙂 Thank you for the sweet welcome back! ❤

  4. so good to hear from you rachel. weirdly, i was just thinking about you last night and wondering how things were going for you. what a lot has happened and looking forward to hearing more –

  5. Wow, wow, and wow. I cannot wait to hear the details to all this amazing level of ‘living’ for one year. Weirdly, I am seriously curious about that bed! I am so excited for you about buying your own home. It’s beautiful! It is amazing what you accomplished despite those really huge physical set backs. I am so proud of you, Kindred. And happy for you. xoxox ❤

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  7. Oh, my, goodness! Even though you endured so much battling your weakened immune system:
    You are alive and got through all of This Shit!!
    I love the house which looks so pretty and happy your sister and son helped improve it!
    Art is my interest and family’s “passion!” I posted a few of my watercolors and pen and ink drawings.
    I cannot wait to see your art!! ❤️
    Psst! My posts may be somewhat guy oriented since Sat. is National Train Day! Woo woo! 🚈 🚂 🚅
    Big Hugs sent your way, girlfriend!

  8. Love the new house and it looks like a lot of things happened in a year for you, but certainly the good outweigh the bad. For me, I’m still blogging, but working on finally putting one of my stories out into the world 🙂

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