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This is not really happening is it?

Knoxville Sheriff's Department was sent to Secret Haven

Note to self: Always have a copy of your business license, your contract and permission to be on a property you are setting up for an estate sale. Someone just might call the police on you. [Click headline title to read more…]

Our Crew – Their first day at Secret Haven estate sale

Our crew on their first day at Secret Haven

We pull into the driveway of Secret Haven and are greeted by a white duck with a reddish lump on his head and neck. He’s not supposed to be in the main yard. He has his own yard and it’s no wonder why there are complaints, but who could complain about this sweet little door greeter? [Click headline title to read more…]

Estate Sale Initial Cleaning Begins at Secret Haven

Estate sale initial cleaning

I can’t help but stare. I’ve never been in an estate before where I am looking at my own life. I am usually looking at the lives of others. Cleaning out this estate is interesting because I am looking into the faces of people I know, but who are these people in this photo and why does my uncle have them in his family box? [Click headline title to read more…]

New Chapter – Learning homesteading by walking through it

Homesteading is a new chapter

Homesteading in the city is restricted. In Knoxville, only 6 chickens are allowed and it is illegal to have them without a permit. The police are leaving notices but we have never taken on an estate sale like this before. Still, we are determined to turn this estate sale into a beautiful project with a happy ending. We came back to Tennessee to stay, but now what? [Click headline title to read more…]

Our First Day at Secret Haven

Our first day cleaning up Secret Haven

We have spent many years planning, but for whatever reason, we have wandered around in the desert, not being able to find the path we’re supposed to be on. Is it something we have done wrong, or is it YHWH redirecting us? [Click headline title to read more…]

Secret Haven Property Assessment

Secret Haven property assessment for an estate sale

Not all properties are acceptable to take on for an estate sale, but we believe every house has treasures. Secret Haven, the name we gave our potential client’s property, also has living treasures. [Click headline title to read more…]

Back to Tennessee – Will this be the last time?

Back to Tennessee, hoping to stay home

If being an entrepreneur means I have to travel 9 hours one way, just to make an income, then I must be doing something wrong. Tennessee doesn’t feel like home. It feels more like a place where Wesley and I show up show up once in a while, only to leave again. I want this estate sale to be the one that launches our business in Tennessee. [Click headline title to read more…]