Hello! Remember Me?

Yes, my posts have WAY dropped. More than ever before.

Rest assured though that things are still moving ahead at the carriage house but posting pictures of taping and mudding and priming just does not seem to be very exciting.

I have also been INCREDIBLY busy with my lighting business. November was insane, and I have yet to catch my breath.

Cody, as you know, has now moved in and a lot of effort has been expended helping him to settle in. And I have yet to see his second kitty.

Tomorrow will be another insane day as Cody and I will drive to Wichita to drop off seven lights for a buyer. I also hope to return with a beautiful 1920s beveled glass front door to replace the current carriage house door which has a a large Lucite panel in the middle. I know! Lucite! The horror!

At the moment it is almost midnight. I am exhausted after restoring all seven lights for the above-mentioned buyer, AND packing a lovely Early Electric pendant. I still have four classic schoolhouse fixtures to pack but my body may give out before this happens.

I hope y’all are well. BIG hug!







  1. Sandra Diane Lee on December 3, 2021 at 12:05 am

    What a welcome post! So happy to hear lighting business is booming! Excited to hear more about the beveled glass door for the carriage house!

  2. Colin Boss on December 3, 2021 at 1:05 am

    It’s wonderful to read this post!

    We know you’re busy and look forward to a proper catch-up once you’ve had some time to finish house chores and lighting works.
    Hang in there and be sure to rest every now and then


  3. Pam on December 3, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Thank you so much for letting us know you are o.k. We are all out here worrying. Have a great and lucrative trip.

  4. Diane Bockelman on December 3, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Exhausted but all good news!!!

  5. Marilyn Franks on December 3, 2021 at 10:56 am

    SO happy to hear you’re okay. I was concerned! I don’t comment often, but I always read your posts and love everything you and your team are doing with the Cross house. It’s wonderful that your lighting business is doing so well. Thanks for taking the time to get us up to date.

  6. Brita on December 3, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Glad you’re busy in a good way. I may just have to start reading re-runs to get my Cross House fix!

  7. Karen Spencer on December 3, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Hi Ross,

    Yes, missed you! Glad everything is going great! Fabulous about all those lights. Exciting about the 1920’s door. Wow!

    Enjoy it all!

    Hugs right back atcha! (LOL so many exclamation points but it’s all very exciting.)

  8. Laurie L Weber on December 3, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you for updating us. I can only copy the above comments about worrying about you! Glad it’s good news for you! 🙂

  9. Robin Biddle on December 4, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Thanks for the update, Ross, your posts are always worth waiting for. Sounds like you and Cody are keeping things moving upward and onward. Take time to breathe. Can’t wait to see the new door!

  10. Linda A. on December 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I miss you!!!
    But business is business!!! Gotta make hay while the sun shines and all that good stuff!

    I may send you a long list of nosey questions soon. Remember that?
    Thought you may have missed it…ha ha😉.

    Until then keep your nose to the grindstone and take care!

  11. Julia Chennault on December 6, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Big hug back Ross!!! Grateful you are well!

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