Friday, January 9, 2015

Nice Review

I received a nice review for my book. Even though the reviewer gave it a 2 out of 4 stars because she wanted to read a more detailed horse facts and descriptions, she still gave pretty high praise for other parts of the book. To read the full  Official Review: The Horse That Haunts Dreams click here
 Things like:

"The writer’s ability to enthrall the reader with clever wording and descriptive imagery is enchanting. In addition, the story has touching moments that will engage the reader. One always has a sense of Larson’s pain and joy while she recalls her memories."


"As an added bonus, there is a second part to the book that involves a “monster” of a mule who Larson lovingly calls the Shy monster. These short chapters were a treat to read. You’ll have to read the book to know how the Shy monster created chaos, thus getting her name. The author shares pictures that anyone will find amusing. I myself had a few laugh out loud moments. The author intentionally separates the two parts of the book which I found ingenious. In this way, the two stories flowed effortlessly."

Anyway I'm a happy camper tonight. That just made my day.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

wood stove install

Yesterday we had to make a mad dash to get the last boxes of stone to finish off the backing for the wood stove. 

The stone company called us on Wednesday Dec 31st at about 10:45 in the morning to inform us that the stone we ordered had come in. Then they told us they would be closing at noon. It's a 2 hour drive for us to get there so we wouldn't make it that day. They also said they'd be closed the rest of the week and the next time they would be open was January 5th. Then we got a call from the Wood stove installer. He scheduled to come out on January the 6th. Our wall looked like this as the stone company had miscalculated the amount of stone we would need.

But we were able to get our stone yesterday and get it all set up so now this morning it looked like this:


The wood stove crew arrived later in the morning and this evening, the space looks like :

And now we have the first fire in our new stove in the new house!!

I'm so glad we finally got a replacement wood stove. Now I'm going to be busy cutting wood for the fire.