Home Ownership

Eggplant – Patio Baby Mini Eggplant

This is the story of my first Patio Baby Mini Eggplant. Plant specs: Plant Size: 10 to 24 inches tall Fruit Size: 2″ – 3″ tall Matures: 45 days Spacing: 24 inches apart Light: Full sun Special Characteristics: I wanted an eggplant for the pretty purple flowers 🙂 I chose the Patio Baby Mini Eggplant…

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Pepper – Islander Bell Sweet Pepper

This is the story of my first Islander Bell Pepper. Plant Specs: Plant Size: 24″ – 36″ tall Fruit Size: 4″ long Matures: 56 days after planting Spacing: 18″ – 24″ apart Light: Full Sun Special Characteristics: I chose this plant for its pretty purple fruit. 🙂 It will be lavender or purple when ready…

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Tomato – Bush Goliath, Hybrid Tomato Determinite

  This is the story of my first Bush Goliath Hybrid Tomato Plant Specs Plant Size: 36″ – 42″ Fruit size: 3″ – 4″, 6-8 oz Matures: 68 days after planting Spacing: 24 to 36 inches Light: Full sun Plant type: Determinate Special Characteristics: This hybrid tomato is supposed to have all of the characteristics I…

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My Plants

Welcome. This page is a running list of the various plants I am growing in my yard. I will link to pages on how to care for each as I learn. At the bottom of the page I will list my unidentified plants for anybody who wants me to figure out what was left by previous owners.…

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My house smells wonderful!

We may have gone a little overboard in the garden center of our local WalMart the last two weekends. First was an eagerness to plant my first Earthbox. More recently we were drawn in by beautifully fragrant flowers and cute succulents! I couldn’t resist the beautiful and fragrant hyacinth. I decided to place them in…

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Got a puppy dog! Meet Leah

This is Leah. The smartest, easiest to train, most stubborn dog I ever did have the pleasure of living with! We got her December 5, 2015 at a PetSmart adoption event. The lady from the humane society said she was a 4 month old terrier mix. At 14 pounds she was not likely to get…

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What Makes My Dream Home

As my dream of real-life home ownership becomes closer to being a reality, I think it is time I write down what my requirements are in a home and what my desires are. Published on my blog, this is really meant to be more of a reference for my realtor and myself. Must-Haves Long-term Affordability.…

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Mortgage Options – How do I get a home loan with no down payment?

Despite earning a decent hourly wage, arthritis and chronic migraines (triggered by a car wreck years ago) leave me only able to work part time. I am unable to save for a 20% down payment. Traditional home loans are out of the picture. I am sure what little I can save would need to go…

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Apartment Living

“Unfair Mom”, my super-hero alter-ego has always been an independent, successful woman, living in a 3 bedroom house with a nice yard. Real-life Michelle has been raising her daughter in an apartment for almost 9 years now. What was supposed to be a short-term housing solution has lasted far too long. Not all bad, Not…

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Project: Home Ownership Explained

“Unfair Mom”, my super-hero alter-ego has always been an independent, successful woman, living in a 3 bedroom house with a nice yard. Real-life “Michelle” has been raising her daughter in an apartment for almost 9 years now. What was supposed to be a short-term housing solution has lasted far too long. Apartment Living Don’t get…

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