The Last Seven Books…

Nothing has been “orderly” about the last 12 months, and as a result, book orders have been delayed and a few orders fell between the cracks. Worst of all, several boxes of books got packed into storage which now (according to Harrison Moving) can’t be retrieved without a minimum $160 fee.

Every single thing in my life took a hit from The Bad Thing™.


I have seven books left. That’s it for now. After these seven are gone, I’ll probably do one more reprinting and then that’s the end of the run.

Horise I, Horsie II and Horsie III are guarding the last seven books.



The last seven copies of "The Houses That Sears Built."


To learn more about Sears Homes, click here.

Penniman is another fascinating story. More on that here.



  1. Susan Schnittger

    Fee? I guess I don’t understand. Which books got packed?

    I would bet that you have an audience for those books, whatever they are.

    Those are absolutely THE cutest steeds I have ever seen standing watch over you and your books. *smile*

  2. Sears Homes

    Yeah, I was more than a little miffed when they said the “base fee” to pull out one of several boxes of books – clearly labeled – was $160″and potentially more.”

    I’ve got about seven boxes of “The Houses That Sears Built” in storage, and yet having it pulled out is a $160fee. When that stuff was moved out of the house, I was on lots and lots of drugs and wasn’t thinking clearly. Friends helped me pack, and for that, I’m very grateful, but I never dreamed I’d still be parked in my little rental seven months later.

    Thanks for the comments on my horsies. Fortunately, they play well with Teddy! 😉

  3. Clare Skeen

    I’d love to buy a book, Rosemary but can’t seem to find the link to do so. Please point me in the right direction.

    Have a great weekend!!!!

  4. Clare Skeen

    Sorry, Rosemary. It’s been a long week. Just noticed the link and placed my order. My wishes for a great weekend still stand!

  5. Carolynn Bettis


    Sincere condolences on your loss. Met you at Carlinville, IL Library and off to Standard City we went – Bob Muhlenbruck and his great stories – your life changing events, both personal and career wise… I am so proud of your success with the Sears Home Project and Books and think of you often.

    Now, will keep you in my daily thoughts and prayers for your healing and restructuring. So enjoyed our time together. Widowed since 2012 but still in Girard, IL.

    Please contact me at your convenience – email: or or Cell 217-725-0675.

    Please Stay Positive, my friend, and may God continue to shower you with His Mercy and Blessings.

    Carolynn Bettis

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