Friday, September 16, 2011

My Very First Blog Post!

This is my very first blog post, ever. I have been fretting over it literally for months. The first hurdle was to choose a name…I had several ideas floating around in my head, so it took me a while to settle on this one. So, I settled on a name, now what to write for my first post?  I have decided to tell you a little of my background. I hope that I don’t put any of you to sleep.

I am a single woman, divorced after over 32 years of marriage. I have two beautiful adult daughters, a handsome son-in-law and three of the cutest blonde hair blue eye granddaughters ever! I am a very lucky woman and I know it!

I was a stay at home mom for a while then I worked with my now ex husband in our residential construction company for over 16 years.  Raising a family and running a business out of one’s house can become very over whelming! In 2001 I knew that I needed a new work environment. I was offered and accepted a position with Lowe’s. My position was for a pilot program. It was a great opportunity for me and I loved every minute of it! To make a long story short, the program did not get renewed, however, I was asked to stay on.  I stayed with Lowe’s until mid July, when I left to get ready to become a grandmother for the first time.


During that time, I finally got rested up, enjoyed being a grandmother but something was missing. I really missed working with people to create their dream kitchens, baths and other spaces. I had finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up!

Early in 2005, I helped a friend and his brother set up and run an independent kitchen, bath and closet showroom.  Everything went well and I made a lot of friends helping people remodel their homes or design a new one, until the downturn in the economy finally hit Auburn, Alabama, in mid 2008. In March 2009, I was offered the position where I am today. This position entailed a move from Auburn to Huntsville, Alabama. The first year I was here, I commuted to auburn & back every weekend. After the first year, no more commuting, divorce was final and I started a new life.

Most of you know that I am an admitted Twitter addict. I had originally gotten on Twitter because the church that I attended was on there. After moving to Huntsville, I started following more people and at some point, my friend Nick @cupboards started following me and as they say, the rest is history!

I hope that I haven’t bored you and you will come back to see what I find to ramble on about next…