Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lovely News

It's 4:24am. I am more than merely awake. I am wide awake. What better time to catch up on long neglected blogging.

So much has been happening that I've felt I've been flying by the seat of my pants. Usually that feeling is not welcomed but this time it has been in a very very good way, a way that is so foreign to me in it's goodness as well as in my ability to accept and welcome it.

First, we have finally put down some deep roots here in the land of my dreams. We closed on our new (1906) house over a week ago and move in next week. It's a beautiful home. It has so much of the authenticity I've wanted for a very long time. It has a soul that exists in floor boards that have been walked, nicked, and cleansed for over a hundred years. Yet, it has been lovingly brought up to date with new wiring, plumbing, and heating, as well as many cosmetic and slightly deeper improvements. And, much is left to do which is perfect for me. I want something to mold into my own. But doing it all up front is not in the cards for us. It's a beautiful place to dwell while we all evolve together. Another dream come true.

I started a little blog about the new house for extended family who live out of state. As word spread to friends and even more extended family demand for information and pictures persuaded to make that blog public. I don't know how much will be happening over there, but I thought I'd invite you over for a little looksy. In case you're curious. It's called wood and light.

The other insane, almost cannot believe it, thing that has been happening is that our realtor has been hiring me to shoot photos for properties he represents. Other than having a handful of my photos bought on Etsy, this is the first time I've been paid for my photography. It's been very exciting. As the housing market continues to be predictably uncertain, it's unknown what this path will bring. I think I like it that way. If I knew too much about potential success I'm facing I'd probably find a way to muck it up. So far, I'm having fun and learning a lot. Plus, working for our realtor is such a dream. He's the nicest, most sincere person I've ever met who also happens to work (live and breathe) in sales. He was an amazingly good fit as our relator, and really a wonderful person to work for. Ain't I lucky?

A few photos from the first house I shot:


The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Wow, Rachel! I am SO happy for you! Soon I'll head over to Wood and Light, but first let me be the first to tell you how blown away I am by the shots you took of the house for sale (which I WANT, btw). You have a natural eye that belongs behind a camera - your realtor is a lucky person to have you. Congratulations!!! Well deserved!!!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Woohoo! Deeply wonderful days, these are. :)

We settled into the house we love three years ago and are slowly making it our own. I love this.

Enjoy. :)

Diane said...

Congratulations on the new home and on the photography gig for the realtor! I LOVE this first home you photographed. THIS is my kind of dream home from the street view to each of your gorgeous photos. I LOVE that place.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Congrats on the house - it sounds wonderful!

And what a nice surprise in finding work with your realtor. Those house photos look great!