Back to “Batty” Status

Back to “Batty” Status

Earlier in 2013 I told you about the bat that got into our home during a remodeling project and how the bat dive-bombed my husband. Since that time Terry has been on the roof at least four times, trying to find small openings where a bat could possibly gain access...
Oh Fer North Dakota

Oh Fer North Dakota

I am lucky enough to work with quite a variety of characters in my freelance writing journey. I develop solid working relationships with many people around the country, many of which I have never met in person. We spend time on Skype or talking via phone in order to get...
Quotations from the Husband

Quotations from the Husband

Every once in a while I go through my vast collection of quotations to see if there are any I should be sharing. Lucky for you, I found many from the 2013 collection to entertain you. My husband Terry did not know that I printed this until he opened up...
Ambassadors for Fargo

Ambassadors for Fargo

My husband and I love to entertain and we especially love to have out of town visitors. So when Terry’s cousin Carrie and her then-boyfriend, now-husband Tim were going visit Fargo from Kansas City, we were very excited to help represent our area and show them what Fargo and North...
Request a Copy of My Portfolio

Request a Copy of My Portfolio

Are you a new or existing client of Sarah McCurdy, LLC? You are welcome to request a copy of my portfolio, which includes information about my writing journey, along with pages of different types of writing samples. You can receive the online version or the printed version of the 20-page...
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Thank Goodness for “Human Thundershirts”

Thank Goodness for “Human Thundershirts”

We watched as the dark clouds rolled in, layer upon layer, and the radar on the blinking television screen became a rainbow of colors. At first it looked like Fargo wouldn’t get much of the severe thunderstorm, but it didn’t take long for the storm to lock its sights right on the Fargo-Moorhead area. The...
In the Sewing Business

In the Sewing Business

I’ve gotten “into the sewing business” as my Grandma Helen would have said. I took out a sewing machine that I’ve been staring at for a year and a half. It was a lovely Christmas present and I did use it right away, but then I started to have perfectionism fears about my inability to...
Coming Home

Coming Home

From as early as I can remember, and for as long as my grandparents lived on the McCurdy farm, there was a black safe on one side of my grandparents’ bed. Grandpa C.R. used it as his nightstand; on top there were two ashtrays overflowing with his Masonic pins, tie tacks, cufflinks, and spare change....
Featured Quotations - April

Featured Quotations – April

  These lessons really suck…don’t listen to me. – Becky   I would really feel awkward if I lived in a meth house in a historic district. – Sarah   Oh crap – there are the houses again. – Lisa   I think it’s telling when there are safety glasses sitting next to the coffee...
Our Walls are Talking

Our Walls are Talking

We have been right in the middle of a remodeling project in our home for awhile. In phase one we ripped out layers of flooring and had the hardwood flooring refinished in one bedroom and the staircase. Here’s what the flooring project looks like: That leads us to the little situation of the hallway, which...
A Glowing Home Update

A Glowing Home Update

Patience is key in many situations. Up until last week I didn’t realize how important patience is in saving time and making accurate decisions. Let me explain. The upper level of our story and ¾ home has interesting textured paneling. Not only is it textured, but it covers all of the walls and the ceiling...
March's Featured Quotations

March’s Featured Quotations

  I will brush my teeth – one of us has to. – Lisa     I told you that you were funny just to cover up the fact that I maimed your birthday cake. – Lisa putting words in Kelly’s mouth     Waldo was the original hipster. – Kelly     They can’t...
The Great Dishwasher Caper

The Great Dishwasher Caper

My husband and I found that one of the highest priorities upon moving into our 1922 home was updating the ancient dishwasher. Our new home likely had one of the first models of dishwashers ever to appear on the market. While it was a gem in its day, the tarnish had crept in long before...
Have You Tried Pickle Bread?

Have You Tried Pickle Bread?

Our backyard neighbors are a lovely couple who we’ve gotten to know little by little during the few years we’ve lived in our historic neighborhood. When we arrived, Ryan lived alone. We knew him as a headstrong bachelor who updated his house room-by-room and window by window with his own two hands and some help...
Thanks A Lot, Pinterest

Thanks A Lot, Pinterest

There are certain trends that I avoid with all of my being; I just run the other way and wait for them to pass. Normally I am successful when I put my mind to it, but there are some that have found holes in my willpower, including flair jeans (the return of bell bottoms in...
February's Featured Quotations

February’s Featured Quotations

  Vintage 2006 Do you ever dance with your animals? – Emily <pause>  Sometimes I put my cat, Butterscotch, in a bag and swing him around.  – That Elisa Girl   Present Day   People are righteously odd. – Kristin     Maple, you’re being an apocalyptic ass hat. – Terry     That’s the...
January's Featured Quotations

January’s Featured Quotations

Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2013 is getting off to a great start. Here’s a few laughs to help you ease in to the new year. Make 2013 a year to remember!   How’s 2013 so far? – Sarah It’s the Year of the Maple. – Husband Every year is the Year of the Maple....