Out of the Fog – a BIG Step

Last August as I was struggling to figure out what my life would look like in the coming days, “something” came to me.  It was a simple thought.  You need to live in Lexington.  Simple as that.  But not so simple for me.  Rooted describes how I live in a place.  Henry County has been my home for 37 years.  That’s a lot of roots!

I can’t describe the weight of that simple thought.  It had enough pull that I gave it my attention.  There are lots of good reasons for Lexington.  But I’ve lived in the country for the last 37 years!  I have a son and granddaughter there, but then I have a son and two grandsons in Henry County.  There are places to eat, things to see and do.  My business is based in Henry County and Louisville.  At my age I can attend the University of Kentucky at absolutely no charge.  I can sit in my backyard and hear nothing but the birds and critters.  As foreign as it sounded to me, I needed to step out of my solitude.  Wherever that thought came from, I needed it.

A plan formed.  I would find a small house in Lexington, and for the time being, I would live both places.  I would work in Henry County and play in Lexington.  People have second homes, although they are usually by the ocean, or a lake, or in the mountains.  My vacation home would be in the city.The Dudley HouseMy house in the city – The Dudley House.  It was hard to find, and has been a journey making it livable.  I rang in the New Year in the Dudley House.  Well, if you can call being asleep long before midnight ringing in.  Soon I’ll be telling you all about it and sharing photos of the makeover things I’ve done.  Can I see the future clearly?   Of course not, but there’s a twinkle in my eyes.




  1. Brenda Woodruff says:

    Connie, I am so excited for you and your new vacation home, The Dudley House. I can’t wait to see all of your makeover photos because I know that you’ve been busy between your country home and city home! (Love the drawing of your new home!)

  2. Karen Taylor says:

    Connie, I am really happy for you. We are facing some changes in our life too, and finding it very difficult. I’m glad you were able to find a comfortable solution that works for you. Congratulations. Can’t wait to see the renovation pictures.

  3. Connie, I’m so glad you’re progressing on making your new life happen. I’m excited to see pics of the new place. I hope you’ve done before and afters!

  4. Good for you! Still, I’m jealous, even if your second home IS in the city! Can’t wait to hear more about you and your new digs. Blessings!

  5. This is really exciting, Connie! Congratulations on listening to that voice! New adventures await you, no doubt.

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