Sunday, August 31, 2008

No idea where I am in Tenessee really...

Master Bath
Front bedroom
Great Room... HUGE...
Kitchen---with a ton of cookie/dumpling rolling out space for me and James
View from the living room into the formal dining room...god, I would love for this to work out. We fit here...


I do know that I am just outside of Graceland because I mean to take Mr. James there tomorrow. We just couldn't find a hotel, so had to get onto the freeway (i-240...i think?) and go a bit. Everything was full so we are now in a suite. Don't get all excited for me because James isn't really happy because it's not up to his "standards". It is a bit rough around the edges but not a slum.


The new car has been running really well. We did quite a bit of running around in it in Houston (Klein/Spring) to be exact. I think I have found the house I want. A close out new construction, 2500 s.f., granite counters 3,2.5, 3 car garage, with a study and a gameroom. I became friends with the saleswoman because she fell in love with James off the bat and brought her girls out to a showing to meet him. I am just hoping to get a good cash deal and a quick sale of my house and then maybe... well, we'll see.


While there, we went to Old Town Spring. I just love that area. You can really picture how it must have looked when it was a horse and buggy place. Most of the buildings are original and there are just a ton of shops and a few cute little eateries. I bought S, my cousin/friend/beloved person who puts up with me - a knockoff Coach. I bought one for myself as well and, as I type this, it is already falling apart. I still like it though. It's the patchwork one with the belt. The belt loops are falling off willy nilly... nothing a little super glue can't fix...ahem... so... if you see me walking around with it, yes, it's totally, completely and possibly noticeable fake. ;) But it's pretty.


We'll see if we make it home tomorrow night or not. If not do-able I'm pulling in a heck of a lot earlier than I did tonight/this morning.


Good night Elizabeth...

16 comments:

Margaret said...

Lurker here - but reading about Old Town Spring brings back memories. I lived in that area for 20+ years. I grew up off of Louetta. :)

There's that hamburger place that used to be there - Charlies??? - that was my favorite place to go eat growing up.

I live off of 290 now and you just made me realize I need to get back there to see everything.

Rach said...

My fingers are crossed all goes well for you and this house, Laura.

Good luck and many HUGS! :o)

BetteJo said...

Just a little confused. You're in Tennessee, but the pics are of the house you're hoping to buy in Texas? Or not? I got lost somewhere. ?

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I love the house. A good place for a new start, it seems.

Anonymous said...

I have been a reader and infrequent commenter for a while. I have a son named James (best name in the world), and my birthday is August 26, a date that makes me so sad for you. But I feel a connection.

I just wanted to tell you that I admire you for trying to keep going on with your life after a tragedy. I wish my mom had done the same when she was faced with a similar tragedy.

I really hope you and James get your fresh start, knowing that your pain will never go away, but accepting that life does have to go on, even when we don't want it to. You are an amazing woman. And I know you'll say you never wanted to be, and you'd give everything you have back to have your husband for one more minute. But the way you have set such a positive example for your son and daughter is the best tribute to Leonard you could make. He loved you, and would want you to be the strong mother that you are.

The house is beautiful, and I hope that some day you will feel that you are yourself.

Courtney

Jeanette said...

Gosh..Laura. I hope everything works out for you and you can get a fresh start in Texas..just in time to miss the worst of winter here in Michigan.

Shari/"Whiger" said...

Hey, good luck in TN, Laura. I know a few bloggers who live in TN.

That master bedroom window looks great. Wow. Looks like a front window. Beautiful.

Angie said...

What a beautiful house!! You can't move though, until we have our coffee date!

Emblita said...

Wow! That house looks amazing- I have to say that most of these new american houses look so pretty. I hope this will be yours!

Courtney said...

I hope everything works out for you.

Shelly said...

That house looks gorgeous! Best wishes and fingers crossed that you get it!

Scott said...

The house looks great, I'll be hoping along with everyone else that it goes through for you. And Tennessee isn't too far from the Carolinas!

Kathy said...

Beautiful. I LOVED reading "we fit here..."
Thinking of you often. *hugs*

Karen MEG said...

What a gorgeous place!
Hope everything works out for you and James, Laura, as you get your fresh start..

Misguided Mommy said...

whose house is that? yours whose? I WANT TO LIVE THERE THAT KITCHEN IS FUCKING AWESOME!

Jess T said...

I LOVE IT! CROSSING FINGERS, TOES AND EYES! Okay, I had to uncross my eyes, but I'm still hoping for ya. :)