Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Murphy’s Law… an update


Summer is in full swing and after so many days of relentless heat it is a cooler day that helps us slow down and reflect. Colin and I have been busy (today he is doing the yard work) and I just completed sorting and tidying the pantry in the house, the last room that needed some attention.

By now we were hoping to begin packing our belongings from the house but the super slow real estate market in Moose Jaw means that it is highly unlikely that the young couple who put forward an offer on our house in March for an August 1st possession date will be able to honour the contract.

We have reactivated our listing and contacted a couple of people who texted and called last month, but it looks more and more like we have missed the time to sell for another year. We found all this out the day I finished packing up the studio. After spending a full three months sorting, attempting to sell (and mostly giving away books etc.) and purging the studio we are disappointed. On the other hand it feels good to have reduced so much of my resource material and clearing the space while getting everything packed into small boxes that I can lift without straining my back.

The studio is clean and ready for someone to make a space of their own. What do you think?

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The main floor now echos when I talk or listen to music… the kitchen is ready for the new occupant and the upstairs built-in shelving is ready to be used for storage. I will of course take the sewing and cutting tables, but for now I will keep them set up as I try to make an effort to spend time in my clean space on a daily basis.

Where did all my “stuff” go? Here it is, stacked and arranged in the corner where the design walls are.


It’s hard to believe that it all fit into the cup bards and shelves – but it did! For now it will stay packed away… since Murphy’s Law took effect when I completed this stage of packing I feel it will once again engage when I begin to unpack and settle back into creative endeavours.

I know there is a lesson to be learned somewhere in this story – but it is not easy to decipher. Embracing patience is one lesson I have been working on for the past two years. I wonder what will reveal itself this time… One thing is for certain, no sale means no holiday for the third year in a row as we have listed again. If you think you know of someone please share the listing with them. Here is a direct link to the website that contains all the information!

I am disappointed but I am not upset. This is the first summer since we have lived here that I am actually spending at home. the past ten years I was mostly on the road for one teaching gig or another. I am very content not packing and unpacking and regrouping this year.

Thanks for letting me share!

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6 thoughts on “Murphy’s Law… an update

  1. quiltrod on said:

    Anna, you and Colin have a beautiful home and an amazing studio space that most homes cannot offer. The right person has just not been by yet. I will continue to let anyone looking know.


  2. Katina Chapman on said:

    You must be so frustrated. I miss your posts on all the wonderful elements of art. Have you thought of using a real estate company. We have a contact in Regina. Hope it all works out soon.


    • Thanks, Katina. Realtors in this area do not bother promoting property on the lake, especially when it is not right next to lake. They are eager to put up their sign but then nothing happens – they do not do open houses or much of anything. there are properties that have been up for sale with realtors that are on the market for the third year… Realtor fees cut heavily into the sale and we just have not interest managing a realtor who has not interest in lake properties. I have found we have have had good response last year and this year from the ComFree listing and doing my own promotion will eventually bring results.
      Sorry I disappoint wit not posting much in terms of creative inspiration. It is difficult to create with so many balls in the air. My daily creative work these days is limited to Miksang photography and haiku writing. It feeds my soul – after so many years of putting out it is time for me to replenish my creative energy one image at a time. 😉


  3. Elinor Burwash Designs on said:

    Reblogged this on Elinor Burwash Designs and commented:
    I am rebloging this post of Anna Hergert’s. If you know of someone who is looking for a more pastoral life please forward the link to the website to them.


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