Putting down deep roots in Dublin

I moved to Dublin, Ireland, from Boston in 2005. I was already misplaced as a Texan living on the East Coast and then decided to complicate my life even further by moving across an ocean. I wasn’t moving away from anything — I was moving toward adventure. It was supposed to be two fun-filled years of working and jet setting across Europe with easy weekend trips from Dublin as a base. The recession hit and it became harder to leave (and maybe I knew in my heart of hearts that I didn’t really want to leave).

This website is designed to chronicle my adventures in renovating a couple of houses here in Ireland but I think it also speaks to my efforts to really make adopted city of Dublin my lifetime home with my fun and sassy little girl, Lottie, and our sweet-natured little dog, Tilly.