Teddy and I Are Together Again.

Moving to the Midwest was a big deal. Just this week, I spent some time in the local DMV and obtained a new license, new plates for the car, and a new title. A few days ago, I applied for Social Security benefits. I’ve been working since I was 11 years old, and this is the first time in  my life that I have received a check of any kind (absent a tax refund) from the government.

A friend had been keeping Teddy for me until I was settled in the Midwest, and now that I’m reasonably “settled” – she has rejoined me.

It really is a whole new life. And as hard as this transition has been, it was absolutely the right thing to do. It’s truly a fresh start.

If you want to contact Rose, you can find her on Facebook, via the group “Sears Modern Homes.”


If you’ve been a faithful reader of this blog, you’ll notice that it went offline for a few days. It is back, and for now, I hope to keep it going for a time.

As always, please leave a comment below!




  1. Lynn Apgar

    Is teddie a sheltie? Super cute

  2. Laura A

    Glad you are both back together again. And happy to see your blog resurrected 😃

  3. Sue L

    Rosemary-Congratulations on all of the above! Change can be difficult, so I’m happy to hear you are settling in to your new adventure. Happy summer!
    PS- Car#2 had right of way.

  4. Michael Eastman

    So glad to hear that you and Teddy are reunited!

  5. Sue

    And sweet teddy is still so stunning. Glad you are together again.

  6. Jenny

    I like the new website style!
    Teddy looks to be a happy shopper!
    I hope your summer is off to a wonderful start!

  7. Julie

    Welcome to the Mid-west!

  8. Julie Bedwell

    Welcome to the Mid-West

  9. Linda Ramsey

    Just trying to leave you a message to see if I get the message others have gotten.

  10. Jody Bosomworth

    Congratulations on your move!

  11. Jennifer Boyer

    Teddy looks like a good girl

  12. Judy

    Good tidings in your new home. I hope your site is up and running. Glitches or not, I am still a fan of the highest order.

  13. Norma

    Glad ypur settled welcome to the Mississippi river valley where thete is never a dull moment.

  14. Ellen

    Looks good. Im sure Teddy is also happy.

  15. Katie

    Testing out your comments as requested! So happy you are settled in your new home.

  16. Nancy Brooks

    So glad you are reunited with Teddy and happy in your new location.
    I am looking forward to your new book one day.

  17. Jim

    Does Teddy know how to pout?

  18. Preston


    I just discovered you tonight. I live in a beautiful example of an Ashmore in NW Illinois. However I don’t think it is a true kit, because the beams in the basement appear to be old barn beams. Do you see this often?

  19. lyn clark

    Glad you’re finally settled. Did you find a house to call home? Were you required to get the Federal Drivers License? If you had one before, was it difficult to change from one state to another? With all the flooding, you know where not to settle down. As to posting from a phone, I just got my first smart phone 2 days ago and only know how to put numbers in and make calls. Teaching old dogs new tricks takes time. Sending peace and love, Lyn

  20. Gemma

    I was wondering where Teddy had gotten off to. Good to see that both of you are flourishing.