Monthly Archives: August 2013

North Carolina Wildlife

I’ve no idea if this is venomous…and don’t want to find out the hard way.

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Hold Steady

My realtor tells me the market has been incredibly soft for the last two months, and that with the summer coming to a close, he expects things to pick up. I have a showing tomorrow (perhaps they’ll be charmed into … Continue reading

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Rude Awakenings

I’m decidedly un-hip, but my neighborhood, Northside, is quite hip indeed – or perhaps “bohemian” is the better term. For years, it was touted as an “emerging” neighborhood; when I bought my house, it was at best in the nascent … Continue reading

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A Midlife Crisis in 37 Pages

It occurs to me that my wish for a new (old) house is my version of a midlife crisis. I turned 45 today, and if family genetics bear out, that is indeed about midway of this my mortal life. Hell … Continue reading

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Gambling with Emotions (& Money)

I’m selling my house not because I want a new one, but because I want a particular new one – a 1915 Craftsman-style home, for which I’m currently under contract contingent upon mine selling. (It may have been the yard … Continue reading

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Light Enough to Travel

Whether or not I end up moving (my fingers remain crossed it will happen), it seemed appropriate to begin divesting myself of stuff I don’t use, wear or need – and even culling those things I do use or wear, … Continue reading

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