If you've been reading this newsletter for very long, you're likely imagining that a stay at my house would be something like a combination of Fixer-Upper, Hoarders, Unsolved Mysteries and Dr Pol.
This isn't the first time I've invited folks over to see an imperfect situation. There was the time I accidentally initiated a photo shoot here for the Angie's List Magazine, forgetting the fact that part of the house was still very much in the process of being renovated. Again. After that, I inadvertently scheduled a whole house tour with a group of folks who'd lived here half a century ago.
This time is different. I am talking about another house entirely.
My parents have done some adventurous things with their retirement years, one of which involved, through a series of convoluted events, the acquisition of a rental property 1,000 miles away from our Indiana homes. It's a great big house tucked away in the mountains, at the end of some winding gravel roads.
With. White. Carpet.

They thought it would be fun to have a place to stay while they explored all the things there are to do in the Black Hills of South Dakota. And being the practical folks they are, they decided to maximize the use of the house and rent it out when they were not staying there; they recruited a local company to take care of that part for them. Did I mention it has white carpet?
So - a white carpeted house - 1,000 miles away - being inhabited by strangers and taken care of by more strangers. What could possibly go wrong? Turns out, not much. The management company has done a great job keeping everything in order (carpet included) and the guests have all been wonderful. Other than minor maintenance necessities, the place has been a whole lot of fun for everyone involved. Myself included; one visit there resulted in me bringing home a very big souvenir - a horse.

Below is John Lopez life size sculpture "Iron Star" - made from cast off metal and machinery parts, it's a must-see for horse lovers touring the Black Hills. Located in Hill City, South Dakota.
After visiting the Black Hills for over 10 years, Mom and Dad decided they'd seen all they needed to see, and asked my husband and I to assume to role of looking after the details of the property. So - I am delighted to announce that I am now affiliated with a house that is completely finished, decorated, and immaculately clean - inside and out. A truly ironic and laughable "achievement" that I honestly never expected to happen to me in my life - example why here

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Gina Keesling started HoofPrints in 1986 to provide helpful promotional materials for farrier husband Rob. Along the way she added a fun selection of horse and dog products geared toward women of a certain age. This newsletter is emailed to subscribers a few times a month. Watch for sales, stories (including stories about things like vintage farrier rigs) and more.
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