the swift kick

Because you care what I think.


Lessons in real estate — and life

In April, I bought a house. Last week, I sold my other one. (Or I think did. It’s pending appraisal.) People do this all the time — buy houses, sell houses. I’ve seen it on HGTV. But for me, buying and selling rocked my world completely off its axis. I knew it would be hard to move — purging and packing and moving and unpacking and the endless trips to […]

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Things you find when you move: Pens

If you’re my Facebook friend, you already know this: I’m moving. It’s all I talk about. If you’re not one of my Facebook friends, count yourself lucky, and then, here’s the news: I’m moving. On Friday. As my very wise friend Kelly said (via Facebook): Moving pushes all of your buttons — logistics, routine, money and relationships. Dude. So true. Plus, as it turns out, I don’t actually like change. […]

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Of bats and dogs, part one

Well, heck. It’s been a rather tumultuous week. I’ve been trying to think of a way to tie it altogether, but I can’t.┬áHence, two posts. Also, it was getting really long. So, here goes. On Monday, we got a pre-inspection on our house. We’re moving, by the way. Five days before we left for Kauai, we bought another house. Super fun, right? Yeah, I was a basket case. Lots of […]

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