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Monday, May 14, 2012

Remember Me?!

Has it really been three months since I last posted?
How are you guys?!

Let's just say it's been a crazy few months for me.

Soon after my last post, my family and I were informed that
the two-family house we've lived in since I was a year old was to begin
to go under renovations. We thought, "Okay, well, that's not too bad...
Maybe they'll fix up our place!" Well, we thought wrong. Renovations
were hellacious; constant noise and people traipsing around our property,
ripping apart everything that I've ever known. And to top it all off,
after all my family and I endured during these two months, we receive
a notice in the mail in March stating that we were to be evicted 
from our apartment in order to undergo further renovations.
Twenty-three years of living there,
ended by a single letter.

So where did we go from there?

To my grandfather's house on the south shore of the island.
We were very thankful we immediately had somewhere to go,
but when I say it has not been a picnic, I am being very kind.
Grandpa is, to put it simply, an extremely difficult and cruel person.
If I had to compare him to a single person, it would be this guy:

Yes, and I'm not talking about the enlightened Scrooge
after being visited by the three spirits- I'm talking about
the greedy, heartless, "Bah, humbug!" Scrooge who'd rather 
count his money than develop a single human relationship.

It's bad.

So, we were out by the first of April, and have been living here
ever since. Like I said- it's been no picnic. This being stated, I hope you
all can understand a little bit why I've neglected this blog so terribly.

But! Now that school is over, and I have a little bit more time 
on my hands, I thought I'd revive IHNE once and for all! 
It's been too long since I've had a real New England fix-
What about you?

Meet Margery Mars...
an extremely talented watercolor artist from 
North Monmoth, Maine.

She runs a website called Country Gingham Designs
where she sells her watercolors in the form of note cards,
bookmarks, and double-matted prints. And the best 
part is: everything is New New England themed!

I discovered her work only a few months ago, and can
you believe it? I completely fell in love ♥

Her artwork is sectioned off into categories like, "Fruits,"
"Holidays," "Inspiration,"... "New England"! 
I think you can guess which one is my favorite.

So if you're looking for a nice, thoughtful gift for someone
(or yourself!), Margery Mar's Country Gingham Designs
is the perfect place to search!

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I'd like to end this post by thanking all of you for
being so patient with me, and sticking with this blog.
I'd also like to thank those who sent me e-mails wanting to see
what was up! I'm extremely thankful, and indebted to you all.

I'll make up for my absence... I promise!


  1. Holy Moly!!! It is great to see you back here in the blog-o-sphere! I have wondered and wondered about you. Sorry to hear you are living in a Dickensian "before" story. Hopefully you will be able to experience the "after" story soon! I am sorry for the problems you have had. Can't wait to visit this website of the NE artist. Thanks for sharing the link. Now take good care, and say hi to your mom, too. Any NE trips on for the summer?

  2. oh wow! it sounds awful. why is he so miserable? i am glad you are back. i've missed you!

  3. Glad your back - we heart new england too! Sorry to hear youve been having a rough time of it - when will you be able to move back home?

  4. WOW! When you said you had not been on a picnic you were not kidding! For what it is wroth, every family has someone like your Grandfather.

    Hopefully, the worst is behind you and you can look forward to better days. Love sharing New England with you!

  5. So good to see you back, hadn't realised you were having such a bad time. I thought you were having fun with your beau;)

    Hope things improve for you soon. I am hoping to win the lottery so i can come back to see the Tall Ships in July. Well one can



  6. Oh, my! What an ordeal! It is good to be able to read your posts again. I'm wishing you and your family well.

  7. What an ordeal!!! You guys will be all the stronger from it. Glad your back and rearing to go.

  8. So sorry you had to go through such trauma! Glad you are back to blogging.
    I hope you can vacation in New England real soon.

  9. Welcome Back! You have been missed.

  10. Hi Erin...all this time I've followed you on Twitter and "spoke" to each other I never asked about your blog because I didn't want to pry. I can see you have had so much going on! I am glad you're updating your blog because I really enjoy following it. Thanks for the heads up on this charming artist!


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