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!

When the house is the last thing on my mind

  The house has been the last thing on my mind the past week. My Dad was released from the hospital in Boston last Thursday about noon. My parents, my sister, and I headed for Maine, and I could not have been happier.   Saturday and Sunday were rough. Very rough. My Dad ended up […]

Measure twice and cut once – words of wisdom

It’s been a whirlwind week on the home front. So far, everything is on schedule for selling my house which I am so happy about. Selling a townhouse is complicated, as the bank for the buyer needs significant paperwork from the home owner’s association.   My Dad really wanted to finish the siding to the […]

Totally floored with some big news!

As I sit here writing on Sunday evening, I am totally floored by the events of the weekend, in more ways than one. I’ll start with the big news. On Saturday evening, I accepted an offer on my townhouse!!  I also spent a great deal of the weekend putting down and finishing the floor in […]

Decisions, decisions, decisions

There is nothing monumental to report over the last week, but I feel progress has been made in many areas. I’ve been driving myself, along with my Facebook friends, crazy trying to make interior decisions.   Still no news to report on my townhouse. My realtor had an Open House for realtors on Thursday. Fourteen […]

Progress to report at last

It was great to be at the homestead again. After nearly six months of very little progress, Saturday was spent putting up siding. I think that we made some great progress and am super excited with what we accomplished. My Dad has been plugging away on the siding for a month now. He took a […]

When there is no update

I have been asked multiple times the past few days if I am still blogging my house journey, so I wanted to give an update. Unfortunately, there is not a lot to update. I have really made no progress on the house for several months now, which is very frustrating. I feel as I am […]