A Fun Post About Gated Communities for the Young and – Eh, Older

Greetings, My Wonderful Friends:

As many of you know, Joe and I purchased a fixer upper three years ago, and you might also appreciate how much of an adventure AND a challenge the undertaking has been.

After nearly three years of renovating the fixer-upper Joe and I bought May 2015, we’ve completed the mission of having “Our Dream Home.”

The air conditioning quit our second day in the new place, and cost an unplanned $4800 to replace. Leave it to spring to herald in the hottest May on record, while we literally baked in the glory of re-nesting.

Demolishing the dated kitchen was one of the first items on our agenda. We replaced the toilets immediately, and Joe painted my powder room and installed a new medicine chest, and shelves for my knick-knacks. Bulk pick up day arrived and we got rid of the former owner’s ripped, filthy window coverings and the other junk he left behind.

Then, we painted.

My son-in-law installed the new cabinets and the granite guys came to install the counters and the sink. The stainless steel appliances arrived, and Joe had begun the arduous task of getting rid of the glue that remained on the walls so he could paint.

We replaced fifteen windows, the bedroom carpeting, and then in October, Joe had laid laminated word flooring through out the rest of the house. The old kitchen floor was replaced with brand new linoleum just in time for Thanksgiving, and I was finally feeling like I really lived here, instead of being on the weirdest vacation ever.

The Point is, I’m participating in a Sweet and Sassy Light Paranormal Collection to be released early June 2018.

This inspiring life experience led me to pen a novella about two newlyweds, just like us old fogies, who are looking for the home of their dreams. The story is called HONEYMOON IN COFFINVILLE.

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Sue xo



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About Susan Jean Ricci

A late bloomer to the writing life, Susan Jean Ricci's been mighty busy the past six years. The award-winning, internationally read, From Women's Pens author and humorist, Susan's best known for her series of works titled Cindy's Crusades that includes two novels, Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and The Sugar Ticket, the short chronicle Twilight and Chickadees, and a collection of short stories titled Heart Marks the Spot. Susan's novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems is a Multi Award winner. Its Sequel The Sugar Ticket placed first for Outstanding Women's Fiction category in the IAN 2016. The sassy My Sexy Chef won a second place award in the novella category via the Global Ebook Awards 2016, and has inspired the hot sequel Chaos in the Kitchen. Susan also specializes in short stories and novellas. Included are Christmas shorts, but she favors the romantic or humorous side of the equation, and that's what you'll find about her writing the most.

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