Thanks to Blogspot, I have this little corner of the Web to post... well, whatever. Let's start with an intro. I'm Maria, I am a medical transcriptionist by profession and an eBay seller because it's a lot more fun (though not as lucrative). I am in my 40s, married to a wonderful man named Barry; we are the parents of three. We have too many pets.
We are working on restoring our 1914 sort-of-bungalow-style house in New Albin, a tiny town at the very northeast corner of Iowa. (Two blocks north is Minnesota; about 6 blocks east is the Mississippi River, and beyond it, Wisconsin.) I work out of my home office and don't get out much. My children commute 12 miles each way to school in the next town to the south, Lansing. People around here drive a lot, and they drive FAST, and nobody even thinks twice about it, because things are pretty spread out.
This is the Mississippi Bluff Country and absolutely gorgeous! Hunters, birdwatchers, fisherpeople and snowmobilers are all very happy here. The state is putting in a bike trail along the river someday (it was supposed to open July 2004, but, well, it didn't). Everyone should come here for a visit. (And then go home again.)
More later. I'm not sure where I want to go with this, but if nobody reads it then I can say whatever I like and it won't matter, right? :o)