The lovely note below arrived this week from Amy Rybacki in response to “Women and Their [Sp]Houses,” published in the October issue of Old-House Interiors.
Dear Ms. Hiller,I really enjoyed your recent article in Old-House Interiors. I never really had given my relationship with my house much thought, but your words rang true with me! Restoring my home did give me a sense of purpose, something I felt I was always meant to do. A few years ago, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote an article on my restoration (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09031/945829-30.stm), and when it was picked up by the Scripts News Service, the headline was changed to say, “Single Woman Updates House…” I remember wondering why they felt the need to tell the world that I was single right there in the bold print of the headline, but I guess I should have been flattered instead by them focusing on the fact that I did it myself, the adventurous soul that I am!Sincerely,Amy Rybacki
Yes, Amy, you should have been–and should be–flattered.