The Beginning

Well hello there.  If you are a new friend, welcome.  If you are one of my old friends from The Weekend Country Girl, thank you so much for following our twisting and turning journey through mid-life.  My name is Karen.  I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and public school administrator who lives full time in the country, but drives into the suburbs to work.  ( I am no longer a weekend country girl.) I am married to a handsome guy who has put up with me for more than 30 years. He is a farm boy who can fix, build, or figure out just about anything I think up when he is not busy mowing our 15 acres or teaching math to 8th graders.  

So, what is up with the name The Corner of 8th and M?  Well, our mid life journey is going to include rental property.  Our first project (and when I say project I mean PROJECT) is a two unit rental that includes a home and garage apartment located on the corner of guess where?  You got it, it is at the corner of 8th and M in one of my favorite quirky Texas towns, Huntsville.  My husband and I are moving toward another corner in our lives as well.  The name just felt right.



On this blog you can expect offbeat furniture  projects, what we are learning about home renovation, our trials and tribulations of learning to be landlords, the awesome Texas towns we love to visit, our life in Coldspring at Providence Acres, and a healthy dose of family in mid life.


I hope you enjoy the ride as much as we will.