This weekend was my first trip back to Tennessee since I moved to North Carolina at the beginning of the year. (Yup, I’m behind on my blogging for a really good reason.) My youngest sister went with me this weekend. The goal was to get a lot of stuff done, and we did for the most part. Stephanie, who is a nationally certified massage and bodyworks therapist, also wanted to talk to my friend Sandy about equine massage therapy.

Saturday was fun. We got a little work around the house done and then went out to the barn. Stephanie said I was like a kid in a candy store out at the barn: I was grinning the entire time I was out there. I called to Isis and she whinnied at me (happy sigh) and trotted up to greet me. I got to ride for a little while, too, before my friends arrived to go to dinner. Stephanie was surprised when I took Isis over a little jump.

Of course, horse people would meet at the barn to greet the horses and then go to dinner. We had a nice dinner at an Asian restaurant in Oak Ridge. Nothing special, but it was nice to go out with everyone.

Stephanie was an awesome help with the little projects around the house. We got a ton of stuff done. Stephanie finished sanding all of the dry wall patches and painted them. She also went around and touched up paint. I finished putting moulding and baseboard in the second bedroom.

We got the last of the stuff in the car and packed. Cleaned out the closet. Finished the front yard with half-way raking leaves and weeding. I fixed one of the fountains that was clogged. The other one had burned out (the plug was MELTED into the socket!).

Stephanie also cleaned and polished the floors in the second bedroom and the sun room. They look gorgeous! I have pictures I’ll share as soon as I get them off of my camera.

When Stephanie and I were in the made rush to get out of the house and get on the road, two ladies drove up. And older lady and her daughter. Speaking French. The mother lives in the neighborhood and her daughter is looking to move in to the area. The daughter has a son, so my house would be great for them — two bedrooms on either side of the house with plenty of space to play in. They really liked the open design and the floor plan of the house. I gave them the rest estate agent’s card. I had a really good feeling from them (okay I got goosebumps while they were there).

I called my real estate agent and told her about the ladies. She was excited. She also said that another couple wants to come out and see the house, too. Yay! More interest in the house.

Overall it was a really good trip. Nice weather, good friends, and time with my sister. (This was our first trip together with just the two of us.)

I was so happy to see Isis.

Kim (Ceffyl)

Writing rider.


djuggler · May 9, 2008 at 05:42

I may be overlooking it or perhaps I should already know.. What caused you to up and move to North Carolina?

Ceffyl Aedui · May 9, 2008 at 09:16

Two reasons: being in North Carolina puts me closer to my family and I’ll have further job opportunities here than I would have in Knoxville. My stepmom and sister live near Raleigh. My Mom, three other sisters, and an uncle live within a five hour drive. If something happens, I’ll be able to get where I’m needed in a reasonable amount of time (four hour drive instead of 8-9).
I definitely miss my friends in TN, but I do drop by every now and then.
We need a really good programmer at my company… 😉

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