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The GrunkleGuru

Grunkle is a slang term for the thick rough on a golf course that I have been using for many years. Given my penchant for inaccurate tee balls, I have become a bit of a guru out of the thick stuff, hence the name. This is a site for my random thoughts about sports (espeically golf) and life in general. While nothing special, it will hopefully offer a break from the daily drudgery for both you and me.

October 24, 2005

Trying To Come Back From The Depths

It funny how time can disappear if you are not careful. I have been absent from the world of blogging for numerous reasons including:

Lack of time (life has been busy)

Lack if interest (I have felt bored with the world of golf lately)

Lack of skill (my personal game has been terrible and far from blog-worthy)

All of the above contributed to a general feeling of I don’t feel like blogging, but these were not the main reasons that I have been out of the blogging community. The main reason has been that I have been busy negotiating the sale of our current house and the purchase of our next one.

When we bought our first house, we bought it for the neighborhood. We loved the location, loved the energy, and loved the price. However, as our family has grown, our house has not, and it came to decision time. Do we add on to our house, or look for something else in the neighborhood?

After some preliminary research we quickly realized that the addition was not the way to go. So we set out to find what we hope will be the house we raise our family in, and I am very happy to say that we have found it.

We are staying in Aycock Historic District and we could not be happier with that decision. However, now the fun begins.

We will be leaving the warm and cozy confines of a house built to historic specifications that was a new construction (1996) to a larger, and much older home (1905?) that will require a lot of love, but we are excited if not apprehensive about the undertaking.

Finally, contracts are signed, appraisals and inspections are taking place, and we can start looking at ways to spend lots and lots of money for our own satisfaction as we attempt to bring a historical home back to its luster, and add some modern touches as well. Who knows, maybe the family will start a renovation blog where we will offer our own experiences as well as solicit advice and quotes from those who have been there before, and actually know what they are doing.

So wish us luck as we move forward on this new, exciting chapter of our lives.

Back to the world of golf soon.

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