I Got Replaced!

While the skunk shenanigans were taking place, we were working hard on the house. Somehow I became in charge of vacuuming. I also helped P put up drywall and developed a newfound appreciation for construction workers. For two newbies, drywall is hard! P finally decided that he needed a second pair of helping hands, other…

Skunked!

P was very disturbed by the skunk sighting because he said the skunk wasn’t scared and didn’t seem to be in a hurry to run away. Our yard was becoming  a haven for woodland creatures and we needed to do something about it quick, before one of us (probably me, with my luck) got skunked….

Wallpaper is the Devil

Another day at the cat pee house, although it’s starting to smell better. Last night we went to Chicago to see Little Dragon in concert and just as they came on stage, we got a call from our home security service. It seems as though a door was opened and they were sending a technician…

Moles, Pocket Doors, and Tyvek Suits

I’ve been keeping a journal of my thoughts and things we’ve been doing during this process, here are a few early entries. Thanks for reading! July 29, 2017 Today was my first day of real hard work at the house since it became ours. P has ripped out all the carpet and linoleum in the…

Fleas, Raccoons, and Carpet

After the closing, our priority was to get the fleas and cat urine out. The fleas were so bad that the radon tester didn’t want to enter the house again and made our realtor retrieve his device. We purchased tons of at home flea bombs, hoping we could take care of the problem ourselves. The…

My Husband Has Fleas

Both realtors were shocked that the sellers accepted our low-ball offer. After accepting and agreeing to push the closing out two weeks, we had a lot to do. P started getting busy with scheduling a radon test of the basement and a home inspection. We also had to get the funds transferred, which required us filling out a…

The Story of the Cat Pee House

We finally outgrew our teeny tiny downtown apartment and needed more space. So, my husband (let’s call him P from now on) and I had been casually looking to buy a property for about a year and a half. We’d viewed a few places and even made an offer, but nothing that we both were really…

Welcome to A Shepherd’s Daughter

Hi there and welcome! Somehow you found my blog and I’m so glad you’re here! I’ve been wanting to come back to the blogging world for awhile, but after so many sudden life changes, I just wanted to take take a break and relax. Until now.  I have been inspired by my new, old 124…