Is Ty Here Yet?


I’m thinking bars on the windows, what about you? ๐Ÿ˜†

The block for the walkout basement was finished this weekend. Next up, framing. I can’t wait to see! I want Extreme Home Makeover. I want Ty Pennington out here and I want the house finished in a week! I’d even give him two weeks, I’m that nice. I just need a good hardship story to get him out here. I know, ladybugs! They’re coming… It’s that time of year. And if ladybugs aren’t a hardship, I don’t know what is.

Okay, I’m gonna close my eyes and wish real hard…… Tell me when Ty shows up.

Till he does, check out this 4-star review of A Hero’s Redemption at Cataromance. And this lovely post from romance writer Kaye Manro. People are being so nice to me lately. Am I gonna die and no one’s told me? Could you at least tell Ty?????

(This week’s Free Book Friday winner: #27, Cheryl S! Email me!)

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  1. Cheryl S. says:

    It’s so exciting being able to see your new house going up! Thanks for sharing with us. Your pictures are always great. :yes:

  2. Becki says:

    I like ladybugs. Matter of fact, my nickname for my little girl (she’s now 10) is Ladybug.

    As for Ty…I have Great Plans for my kitchen. Plans that include a dishwasher. I think our kitchen now has the same sheet linoleum flooring it had when built in the 1920’s. DH is gone in January. Can Ty come then?

  3. Kim A. says:

    Congratulations, Cheryl!

    This is *so* exciting, Suzanne, to see your house going up bit by bit. Once they start the framing, it will be even quicker, I imagine.

    I can’t wait for pics of the finished interior. (I’m big on interior renovation and decoration.) I want to know what you chose for kitchen cabinets, counter tops, flooring throughout, bathroom accessories, WALK-IN CLOSET (drool), etc. If you have a video camera, it would be neat to post a virtual tour, once everything is done.


  4. Suzanne says:

    Becki, you’d change your mind about ladybugs if you lived here! They are a plague. I used to love them…

    Kim, we’re planning hardwood floors throughout, except the basement, which we’re planning to leave concrete–the better to hose down the teenagers, LOL. That’s all I know right now, but yes, there will be lots of pics, you know it!!! :snoopy:

  5. Alice Audrey says:

    I had a basement bedroom when I was a teenager. The window faced the neighbor’s driveway and was about that level. I hardly ever got any light. It was always cold and dark. I hated it. At least give your kids some insulation.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Alice, they’ll have insulation and plenty of light, I promise. ๐Ÿ™‚ It helps, being a walkout basement.

  7. Susan says:

    Maybe if you promise to introduce Ty to Faye he will come. I don’t think anyone could turn down meeting her! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Wow, your new home is coming along nicely! :shimmy:

    Congratulations, Cheryl! :clap:

  8. leanne says:

    Congratulations Cheryl!! :snoopy: And Congratulations to you Suzanne on your great book review!!!!!!! :purr: The house is coming along great. I figure you’re getting anxious to start on the insides of it. I know I would. As for the ladybugs, oh no. I hate it when they come. You can’t hardly get in and out of your house without being attacked by a swarm of them. Keep you fingers crossed that maybe they won’t be so bad this year. :whip: Hope everyone has a great day today.

    Leanne :hug: :hug:

  9. Estella says:

    Looks like your house is coming right along.
    Congrats Cheryl!

  10. Lis says:

    My one aunt has the same wish about Ty showing up on her farm. :cowsleep:

    Wow, the basement went up fast!

  11. Tori Lennox says:

    I wish Ty would come here, too. And Eduardo. I have a crush on him. Yummy!

  12. Brandy says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures! It’s exciting to see a house built from the start.
    Congratulations Cheryl!

    Okay, I’ll bite, why are ladybugs such a pest?

  13. Suzanne says:

    Brandy, click on the ladybugs link in the post and you’ll see!!

  14. Ellen says:

    Isn’t Ty cool!?! How nice it would be to have him and his folks swoop down and finish everything quickly. But I have to say, your basement looks fabulous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m ordering a list of books tomorrow from Amazon and A Hero’s Redemption is at the top of the list. Great review! The story sounds awesome.

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