Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FOUND MY HOME.....

Hi, All,

I hope everyone is having BEAUTIFUL SPRING weather today. It is a lovely, sunny 82 degrees today here in South Tampa...

I only have a few more days to enjoy before heading back north to Chicago where it is currently in the chilly 40's! I am NOT looking forward to going back.

BUT... I do have news. My offer was finally accepted for the place that I have been wanting for six weeks now. The carriage house/condo is MINE!!!!!! We signed the papers yesterday and I hope to close in five or six weeks!

As all of you had said. HOLD OUT and I did. I am even more thrilled to discover that there is a FULL attic that I can convert into another bedroom, loft, and storage room. So my DESIGN mind is buzzing! It will be the PERFECT space to write my next novel.... HA... if I even have the energy to write another one. LOL. I'd just like to finish the 40's film noir novella I have set in Chicago before I leave there for good.

Anyway, I just HAD to share my HAPPY news with you all! Thanks for all you support over this and as soon as I can I will post before and after pics. It will take a while though, the remodel may take until Christmas. There is SOOOO much to do to this place, but it is worth it.



And since this is the FIRST Wednesday of the Month.... I have NO INSECURITIES today... My advice to all is to keep at your dreams whatever they may be. It's all about timing. When it's right, it WILL happen!

Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY everyone and I'll drop by and see you guys soon! Don't forget to visit all the other Support groupers..... I know that the A-Z starts today, I ADMIRE ALL who are involved. I will pop around as soon as I can.





42 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! Glad you got the home you wanted. Now comes the fun part - packing and moving.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on your new place! I moved into our new place last year, and my design mind is still buzzing with possibilities for our place, especially my writer's space. Since you have a design background, you will know where to start.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Michael! Best of luck with your move!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's wonderful! I'm so happy for you.

David P. King said...

That is excellent, Michael. Happy moving! :)

D.G. Hudson said...

Congrats! We are looking to move into a condo as well, but have to sell our current place. Hope I have a happy outcome like you! My best writing pal (she critiques for me) lives outside Tampa, and thinks its a great place to live. (and much warmer). That would be great - for you to have a writing place to generate those stories and intros you do so well.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Michael - so so pleased it's all come off - that's brilliant .. signed and settled - and with time for you to sort out Chicago, finish your novella and the weather will be warm!

Sounds like it's the ideal place for you - your creative juices can flow ... happy thinking and happy days ahead - congratulations and a very happy Easter - Hilary

Al Diaz said...

Congratulations, Michael!! That's excellent news. We do expect to see pictures sometime. :) Dragon Hugs!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Happy new house day. That will be very exciting and warm. You have to share some pictures as you work on it.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

YAY!!! So glad to hear it, Michael! I hope you do finish your 40s film noir novella, although maybe you'll find you have even more insight one you do leave the area. I'm kind of like that. I can write more about an area or time once I'm far away from it.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So excited for you, Michael. It's always great to find a home that feels right for you.

Karen Walker said...

Congratulations, MIchael. That is wonderful news. Finding your "home" is so important.

shelly said...

Yay for you!

Jo said...

I'm so pleased you finally got the place you wanted. Obviously hanging on was the right way to go. All the best with the alterations and renovations.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations...that is good news indeed.

H. R. Sinclair said...

Happy Dancing Time! Congratulations, that is great news.

Cherdo said...

Congrats! Wonderful news; I know how exciting that must be. It sounds wonderful.

Denise Covey said...

I'm thrilled for you Michael. You'll love this challenge! And I'll love to read your noir set in Chicago. I love what I've read so far through extracts.

Keep us posted and bring on the pics!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

The new home you wanted plus a delightful surprise with a wonderful challenge. Best of luck with the move. :-) Come to my post (not for the post) but for the Batman meets Galadriel video. You'll smile.

dolorah said...

Congrats Michael :) I am happy for you. Good luck with the move and starting your new life.

Suzanne Furness said...

So happy for you Michael. I am sure you are looking forward to moving in now.

mshatch said...

Yay! So happy you got the place you wanted. You will have to post pics - especially some before after :)

Suzi said...

Yay for being patient and holding out! Now to the packing, I suppose. That'll be fun. :)

Julie Flanders said...

Hooray! So happy for you, Michael.

Joanne said...

congrats. I think I was part of the group that said patience - it would all fall into place. And it has - excellent news for spring. Enjoy

Linda said...

Michael, this is great, I am so happy for you! :)

Linda said...

Michael, this is great, I am so happy for you! :)

Susan Oloier said...

You're leaving Chicago? I have been so out of touch. But I am very happy to read your news today. Congrats to someone who deserves all this and more.

Cathrina Constantine said...

YAY!!! Congrats on your new Home!!! Sunny and Warm, I'm jealous!

LD Masterson said...

That's great. I'm very happy for you.

Deniz Bevan said...

Yay! Congratulations! I hope you can share photos of the attic in progress, I love attics and loft nooks -- it'd be great to have a cosy writing space!
I'd missed you previous post about the conference -- sounds like it was a really exciting event. I *love* the idea of you writing illustrated kids' books. If you hurry I could be reading them to my daughter in a year or so! No pressure :-)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations on your new home! Can't wait to see pictures!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I'm so glad that you found your dream home, Michael! I can't wait to see how you convert the attic! I also want to see before and after shots! Congrats again!

Julie

Elizabeth Seckman said...

So glad you found a spot to call home!!! We need pictures.

Connie said...

That's great news! Congratulations!

Carol Riggs said...

Ah, SO happy to hear you nailed that deal, and you'll be moving in after a handful of weeks!!! Rah! Yes, yes, we'd love before and after photos. I bet you will makeover that house and attic in an AWESOME way!

Jack said...

I am so happy for you!! That is wonderful news!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations, Michael! That's wonderful!

Tammy Theriault said...

Yay!!! But the real question is can you see me running in shoe shorts outside your window??

Tammy Theriault said...

Dang. I should have looked at that before hitting done. Haha!! I meant seeing men in short shorts. Geez!!

Ella said...

Cheers!!!

S.P. Bowers said...

I know I'm late but I had to stop by and say congrats on getting your new home!! That is so wonderful.