About me in a Nutshell.

If you want to find out a few things about me, read on...

     That's me, Anne

At a very young age, "adventurous me" left Norway and traveled all the way to the U.S.A.

I always have been adventurous, some times to my parents' dismay. About 9 years old I decided to use mom's navy blue, silk umbrella as an airplane for my flying excursion by jumping off the roof of my dad's wood shed. OUCH! That was painful.

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies, but it has not always been successful. Read about making my OPS potato dumplings.

I got married and thought it would last forever and we had two beautiful children. judy and john
              My Precious children

But after a few years, I ended up raising our children alone since my husband found "Greener Pastures" and took off.

I tried to figure out how to make money. Obviously, it was extremely important to feed my children and - starving was not an acceptable option.

More about me and some creative ideas on ways to make $$ money...

So... I started my own business, took in boarders, worked hard day and night and saved money...

Who says that hard work does not pay off??

After a while, I had saved enough money to buy "THIS OLD HOUSE" - the ugliest one the block. Needless to say, the house was in great need of repairs, cleaning, painting and just about everything else - definitely a fixer-upper. Now, I had to remodel a house.

WOW - I was all excited because - FINALLY - I was able to "pursue my dream of investing in real estate".

The house was in such bad condition, that when my brother, Bjorn, saw it he told me to get rid of it. But, stubborn me, I wouldn't listen to good advice.

After many months of hard work and with the help some good and some horrible contractors and many

I still was a busy beaver raising my children, helping with home work, taking John to Marshall Arts training and tournaments, Judy's singing lessons, opera, piano lessons, their sports events, traveling together and everything that we parents do.

We traveled to Norway and spent one year with my family. They went to a Norwegian school and learned to speak Norwegian. That is a gift that keeps on giving.

We had a wonderful life together. The children received their education and grew up to become responsible adults. Before I knew it, we had 2 weddings within 3 months.

After the weddings, I ended up with the "Empty Nest Syndrome". I found myself rushing home to an empty house, which was no fun at all.

I began wearing out the floor between the refrigerator and the television...Thank God, I didn't gain an ounce, but I am sure if I had kept it up - I would have gained a ton.

I believe my cousin, Kari, figured out that I was "down in the tubes" not being used to not having my little family to care for - she must have known I was lonely and bored. Kari told me about S.B.I. ( Site Build It) - She jumped into her car and drove all the way from Iowa to talk with me about building a web site and to cheer me up too. What a sweet cousin she is. :-) And cheer me up she did.

Guess what, with Kari's great help and guidance, I had my web site up and running the day after she arrived. WOW!

With her encouragement and help I started building my own web site about Norway. I have had a lot of fun working on it. It is an amazing hobby.

Hey, if you would like to own a web site, why not build it yourself?

Click on the S.B.I. link below where you will find all the information you need on how to build a web site.

You might think, OH, making a web site will take too much time. It will be too difficult.

Not difficult at all...S.B.I. provides us with plenty of tools and information. On their FORUM you will find plenty of "know how" as well.

We do know that anything worthwhile takes time, But you have to possess the desire, you can achieve amazing things.

While building my web site, I have taken care of my real estate. Building a web site is very relaxing and a hobby for me - such ENJOYMENT. I welcome you to browse around my web site and perhaps you will get inspired and also find some interesting facts about me and Norway.

Hey, as you can read about me and some of my wild adventures, you might even have yourself a good laugh.

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