Hey! We moved into our new log home on January 30 2009 and we love it! We are having some phone challenges getting the phone and internet lines run to our house, so that will be resolved soon. If you are in the area, come on by! More photos to come....
Today we released birthday balloons from the house in memory of Brian Michael's birthday - October 9. We know Brian would love to visit this house and we miss him with all our hearts. We love you Brian.
Hello friends! We have windows in most of the house now. Notice in the peak at the front and back you will find an arrangement of 9 windows. That is my special design and it has special meaning to us. The roofing is next so soon they will begin working on the inside walls and cabinets, etc. We still have about 4 more months of building. I'm ready to move in!
Wow, it was so exciting when we drove up the new house location today. We watched the builders stack logs as they built the sides of the house. The porch and deck is almost done on the back of the house. Stay tuned!
Hello dear friends,
I am truly giddy with Joy as I write to you this morning and I am so happy to share a personal update with you.
We are LIVING our own Law of Attraction dream right now as we have allowed events to unfold that have led us to where we are now.
You may read the whole story at my blog here:
Last year I replaced my husband's income so he RETIRED one month ago and he is now becoming more active in my online businesses and even starting a couple of his own.
We get so many inquiries about how to create a full time income from home that we have started a new blog specifically for the purpose of offering Home Business Consulting to help individuals choose a business that is perfect for their needs...
Ten years ago I met Dennis online and within 6 months I had moved from North Carolina to Michigan to marry him. We always said we would eventually move back to North Carolina and we trusted God and the Universe to line it up for us.
We moved from Michigan to North Carolina two weeks ago and we are having the greatest time settling into our new temporary home - our RV at a small private campground right beside the river - while we wait for our new custom log home to be built here in the North Carolina mountains.
The river is wide and shallow and we can walk in it. Tubers float down the river effortlessly like it is their own private "lazy river" like you see at hotels.
Cranes and blue herrins stand in the water with their long legs and catch the fish as they swim by. Many varieties of birds entertain us throughout the day and serenade us in the mornings as the cows and horses provide an example of being in the "now" in the field on the other side of the river.
At the river we find tadpoles and mussels and minnows and tiny little snails in black spiral shaped shells attached to the rocks. There are MILLIONS of tiny little toads or frogs - only one half inch long. They are jumping everywhere!
Our camping neighbors are all semi-permanent and so friendly and helpful and we feel very safe here.
Our log home is scheduled to be completed around the end of this year and I know it will be completed in perfect timing.
I am grateful for every moment of every day as we settle into our new relaxing lifestyle here by the river and anticipate the completion of our new log home.
If you find yourself near Marion, NC give us a call and come on over!
Many blessings for your prosperity and well being.
In sincere appreciation,
We attract what we think about
whether we want it or not
I greet this day with love and I succeed.
Byron Katie became severely depressed in her early thirties. For almost a decade she spiraled down into depression, rage, self-loathing, and constant thoughts of suicide; for the last two years she was often unable to leave her bedroom.
Then one morning in February 1986, she experienced a life-changing realization. There are various names for an experience like this. Katie calls it "waking up to reality."
In that instant of no-time, she says,
I discovered that when I believed my thoughts, I suffered, but that when I didn’t believe them, I didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Freedom is as simple as that. I found that suffering is optional. I found a joy within me that has never disappeared, not for a single moment. That joy is in everyone, always.
She realized that what had been causing her depression was not the world around her, but the beliefs she'd had about the world. Instead of hopelessly trying to change the world to match her thoughts about how it should be, she could question these thoughts and, by meeting reality as it is, experience unimaginable freedom and joy. As a result, a bedridden, suicidal woman was instantly filled with love for everything life brings.
Katie's process of self-inquiry, called The Work, didn't develop from this experience; she says that it woke up with her, as her, that February morning in 1986. The first people who did The Work reported that it had transformed their lives, and she soon began receiving invitations to teach the process publicly.
Since 1986, she has brought The Work to hundreds of thousands of people across the world, at free public events, in prisons, hospitals, churches, corporations, universities, schools, at weekend workshops, and at her amazing nine-day School for The Work.here>
It will be about 2 more months before we get in the house. You are welcome to come visit any time - and YES we will be having a house blessing open house, probably in the spring when we get settled in. Who is this? - Linda
Master bath shower without the glass walls
Gate to back steps leading down back of house (to take chihuahuas out)
Back steps from back porch
Daddy and Linda on back steps
Rear view of house 1-11-09 with Linda
Sister Cindy, Mom, Linda in loft
Dennis with new double rocker we bought in Old Fort, NC
Dennis at the well
Lighting still in boxes
Guest room ceiling fan
Back porch ceiling fan
Rug we bought for Great Room
Stairs to basement
View from down the mountain at back of house
Back view of porch
Going down the stairs off back porch
Dennis built a pyramid to cover the well (not finished)
Colonial Gold granite on island with locust legs
One of the kitchen lights
Wrought iron and crystal chandelier over the kitchen island
Guest bathroom granite
Carl, Robert and Dennis
Digging water lines from the well to the house
Adding straw to the perimeter of the house
Living room with daybed
Living room taken from loft
Fireplace and built in TV above (Dennis's toy)
Daybed in living room from loft
Master Bedroom quilt
Guest room quilt
Wild turkeys in road in front of house
Living room and doors to back porch
Kitchen and island
View of loft with locust rails from living room
Custom daybed (for meditation) with chihuahua kennels underneath
Front door and foyer from living room
Fence Dennis built for the chihuahua babies
View from back porch
Rockers on back porch
View of back porch with rockers and grill (Dennis's favorite thing)
Rockers on back porch (my favorite spot)
table and chairs on back porch
Swing on front porch made by local craftsman
Rockers on front porch made by local craftsman.
Front of house
Daybed and dog kennel
Living room view
We got 5 inches of snow!
Dennis taking the picture of the house in the snow (just before this picture)
Front porch steps in the snow (taken from the loft)
Front porch swing covered in snow
Front porch in the snow
Fence in the back in the snow
Back porch and rockers in the snow