Twitter, then you may have seen the red kitchen that I sat in when I began blogging about the food that we love in our household. You may know that our friend John R. sat in this very kitchen with us while he bid on the Honus Wagner baseball card for $2 million dollars. $2.1 or $2.3 or $2.6....there were a few bids. We didn't let him stop until he won. It's easy when it's not your money.
I remember Candace telling me that she was going to pick up her Chrysler Sebring, and she had just set up her home office. That sounded pretty exciting to me. After I landed my job with King Pharmaceuticals, I ran into Candace while she was with AstraZeneca. She was building a house in Chenal. I decided that if she could build a house in Chenal, I could build a house in Villages of Wellington. During the pharmaceutical boom at that time, a quarterly bonus check could buy you a small car, matching Tag Heuer watches, or possibly a down payment on a house, depending on your ranking in the company.
After spending a lot of time convincing my husband that we could do it, he finally gave in and eventually said that he would let me pick out every detail of the house myself with no objection from him. All he wanted was a new recliner front and center facing our TV. Well, one recliner would not do. I had to get him two. My designer friend Scott said I could just break up my red sectional. Like so.
About a year ago at this time, my husband accepted a job in Memphis. Plans were to travel with his company. I quit my job in radio sales because I just didn't have fun with them anymore. We thought we were going to Memphis, so we put the house up for sale.
Although I loved that house, there were several things that I would have done differently. As I start my collection of pages torn out of Architectural Digest, I am excited about the coming year because I'm hopeful that this time next year, I will be building my next dream home! So, everything does happen for a reason.
Also, my next house will not have these half moon window toppers. Did I mention I will not be using the same builder again?