Winner, House Projects, and Contest

The winner of last week’s blog contest is Carol Graves. Carol won an autographed copy of When the Soul Mends, to be sent when its available.

Congratulations, Carol!

I’m adding the last touches to latest edition of Plain News. If you enjoy insights into the Amish life, I encourage you to join the newsletter. It only goes out four times per year, so you won’t get tired of it;-)

This next edition has: 
    Sneak peek ~ chapter one of When the Soul Mends
    Part two of Connecting to the Old Order Amish Community
    Chance to win an autographed copy of all three books in Sisters of the Quilt series
    A tidbit on using a reel mower from an Old Order Amish friend
    A few words from guest author Tamera Alexander
    And some good reads shared by my editor Shannon [Hill] Marchese

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A night of changing roles ~

My husband and I are house project people. We’ve had decades of taking on at least one large project each year. Even when money is really tight there are tons of projects that can be done, from deep cleaning storage rooms to buying a couple gallons of paint and painting as many rooms as possible.

Project time rolled around again this past week, only this time someone else has been doing a large part of the labor. We had new flooring laid in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom and also new kitchen countertops.

We were without access to the restrooms for days, no water to the kitchen for even longer, and the stove as well as the washer and dryer can’t be moved onto the flooring until Friday.  

Now it’s pretty easy to do without a kitchen for a few days in the summer, especially since we only have one child to feed these days. . . if he were at home, which he isn’t. Not very often since school let out.

Our second son and his wife took him back to thier place, which is an hour away.

Hubby and I slept at home, but last night we loaded laundry into our van and crashed our oldest son’s place. He only lives a couple of miles away. So we made a wreck of his laundry room, took over the remote control to his television, and propped our feet up while he broke out the snacks;-) Hmmmm. Maybe we should do two projects next year. LOL! 

Anyone who waded through all of my meanderings deserves something.

For a chance to win an autographed copy of When the Soul Mends, just leave a comment below. I’ll draw a winner next week and it’ll be sent close to its release date.

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