Life Update

by - March 17, 2017

Life has been busy the past few weeks, and I haven't had a ton of free time to sit down and write. But tonight I'm making time to give you a brief update on what I've been doing.

In late January, I became the victim of bank fraud and have been dealing with the fallout of all that for the past two months. It's still not completely over but that story is for another post hopefully next week.

The last two weeks of February I spent planning two 30-minute specials to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the deadly tornado that killed nine people in Enterprise, including eight students when it directly hit the high school. On March 1st, We took the shows on location to the new high school where a remembrance ceremony took place. It was a humbling and emotional experience, and once I have time to actually upload the shows to YouTube, I will share them.

Last week, my news director was on vacation and my assistant news director had a family emergency toward the end of the week, leaving me in charge. I took Friday off so my husband and I could have a much-needed mini-vacation.

On Monday, we finalized the sale of our house and property. We've been living outside the city limits, actually in a different county, from where we both work and where we want Alexis to go to school. Now, we're looking at property to buy and build our dream house on. Until then, we'll be staying put and renting what we did own just five days ago.

We're also in the process of trading in my SUV for a car. That will likely happen next weekend, which is also the weekend for the ABBY awards ceremony that I'll actually get to go to this year. It's a fancier event than the AP awards luncheon, and I'm looking forward to the chance to dress up.

Speaking of dressing up, I've been trying to post pictures of what I'm wearing to my Instagram more often. Most of those will never make the blog, but if you'd like to see how I dress for the newsroom more than just once or twice a month, feel free to follow me. While you're at it, check out my Facebook page. I share way more there than just links to my posts. All of my social media accounts are linked in the nav bar at the top of my page.

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    You reported quite a few significant new developments in your life. I'm sorry about the bank fraud issue and hope you get it resolved quickly and completely. I remember that twister striking the school. Let's hope for a kinder, gentler tornado season this year. I also hope you guys can find your dream house and a good school for little Alexis. I wish you success in your car shopping. I am eager to read your account of the ABBY Awards dinner next weekend at the Hyatt in Hoover.

    Thanks for the updates, dear friend Ashton. Have a safe and happy weekend!