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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Big Announcements!!!

Pictures of Our New Place!!

A lot has happened since I last posted. First of all a giant thank you to Janie Franz for being the best guest author I ever hosted!!! While she was a guest on the blog her book became a bestseller and I am thrilled for her. The interview was considered great from so many people my face is a permanent red!!!!:) Seriously, thank you to all the people both on the blog and off the blog who commented and enjoyed the interview. Janie was an excellent guest author to interview!!!

Now for the big announcement:

The winner of the free ebook is:

cassandrajade !!!!!!

So please let me know your email address so I can send you the free ebook. You are going to love this story.:)

The other big announcement is that in the game "Where Will We Live" there has also been a winner!!!! Yes!!! The Ehrentreu family has found a great place to live, but it is not in New York and that makes me sad. We have decided to move to Stamford, Connecticut to a beautiful apartment that has everything we could ever want.:) I won't tell you the name of the place, but you can see by one of the pictures here that it is right near the water and we love that!!

For awhile it looked like there would be no place for us, but then we found this and believe me it didn't seem possible that we would find a place at all. Yet a few days after I posted my last post there it was!! We are very excited and though it might be a little smaller than our last place it is going to be much more fun in every way. It has an exercise area right on our floor. Now I have absolutely no excuse not to work out:) There is a pool right outside our apartment and the water of Long Island Sound is right outside the gate!

So thank you to all the wonderful people who kept me sane during this very trying time. We are still not quite finished yet in the old place and I am sure that the whole incident is not finished yet. There might be some legal implications that my husband, the lawyer, is now working on with his legal eagles.:) To all my friends both here and on Facebook I say a giant thank you and I love you all!!!

The next week is going to be very busy, so I might only post once or twice more. I had hoped to have my review of The Bowdancer, but didn't have a chance to write that either. Again Congratulations to Janie Franz for her terrific achievement! By the way, if you want to continue to leave comments for Janie, if you leave them on Welcome Guest Author Janie Franz I am sure that one of us will still answer you. Unfortunately, the contest is over.

Thank you to all my readers and to any new readers who visited for Janie's interview. I hope you will come back occasionally to read more of my meanderings.:)


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  3. Hi Barbara, Congratulations on your new digs. Very swank. I grew up in Stamford (the Cove,) and I don't remember any places quite so lovely flanking the marina and the sound. Of course, it's been years since I've been back that way. I'm glad you found a place that suits your needs so well. I guess we've both been busy. I've missed chatting with you. It's been too long.

  4. Hi Penny!
    It's so nice to hear from you! Thank you for the comments and this place has been here about 10 years. They keep it in very good shape so it looks almost new.:) I didn't know you grew up here. We are very close to the big homes on the water and I'm hoping to be able to walk along the beach in the sand when it gets warmer.:)

    Yes, I have missed our chats too.:) Call in this month for the radio show so we can chat.

  5. The Guys and I are very happy that you found a great place to live Barbara.

    Connecticut's not so bad. My wife is originally from there. :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. Thanks Guys!

    We all can't wait to move to a place of our own! The big move out of the smokey house is tomorrow!!! Yeah!!! I will post about the whole thing soon.

  7. Whoops to The Guys Perspective!!

    Forgot to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you all spent the time telling your significant others how much you care for them.:) Even in the chaos and depression of our recent life my husband and I got to share at least one moment this morning. Moving is always hard on everyone, but I think it's worse for guys. You always have to know where your stuff is. Women usually carry most of our important stuff with us.:)

  8. Hi Barbara:

    I'm thrilled you have found a new home. It looks like quite the gem.

    Best wishes!

    Warm regards,

  9. Thanks, Donna!

    I'm looking forward to finally having a real place to live.:) But it's going to be a long time before we get everything set up the way it should be. :)

  10. Your new place looks great. The only reason I'd ever leave Manhattan would be to be near the water in a place like that. Enjoy!

  11. Hi Pat,
    Thanks for visiting. Yes, I am now in my new apt, though I'm only here to do my radio show today. I should be going back to the hotel much earlier, because snow is predicted, but I have free long distance here and my show is one and a half hours long.:)

    Please listen today at 3PM Central time to Red River Writers Live Tales from the Pages at:

    Today's show is going to be fabulous!!!


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