All posts by Laura Reed

Laura Reed

About Laura Reed

After 15 years in college athletics, the last seven as an assistant athletics director, I was burned out with 70-hour work weeks and extensive travel. I resigned my position and accepted a position in marketing at a small, vibrant college in my hometown of Unity, Maine. In the process I wanted to go back to my childhood where we raised polled Herefords, had a Christmas Tree Farm and spent many hours outside. I decided I wanted to build my own home on beautiful farmland that my family owns. With help from my Dad, the most talented person I’ve ever met, we are building my home together. I have decided to blog my experience – the ups and downs, the joys and frustrations. What was once an open field will one day be my home! The dream in my head is becoming reality. I can just see the lambs frolicking in the field, chickens in the barnyard and going running with my Alaskan Malamute!

Settling into my new home

The last two weeks have been filled with trying to settle into my new home. I’ve been living here for almost two weeks at this point, and sometimes it still seems surreal. As you may remember, I decided to go with a heat pump as my main source of heat. I had solicited a lot […]

A New Year and a new home

I was determined that I was going to spend Christmas Eve at my new house. After attending a pair of Christmas Eve services, I headed down to the house. I’d seen a bunch of police cars in town so I knew that something was going on. After jumping in bed, I scanned Facebook on my […]

Windows exceed wildest expectations

Thanksgiving has just passed, and I have so much to be thankful for, despite having been sick the entire last week. About a month ago, we were finishing the shiplap in my living room. With everything that has happened to my Dad, we had kind of had it in the back of our minds that […]

Oh how far we’ve come

We’ve made some amazing progress on the house over the past week. So much in fact that I’ve been too tired to write a blog when I get home each night. My life has literally consisted of going to work and then going straight to the house each night after work. Our goal for late […]