From Scratch: Why I Walked Away from My Life and Built This Home

From Scratch: Why I Walked Away from My Life and Built This Home

by Sally Paradysz


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From Scratch: Why I Walked Away from My Life and Built This Home by Sally Paradysz

When sixty-year-old Sally Paradysz decides to break the mold, she breaks the law as well.

After thirty-five years in a tension-filled marriage to a domineering man, Sal has finally had enough. Still reeling from the after-effects of a violent rape, she realizes a need to reconnect with her true self--a self she has too long kept under wraps. With her new partner Melanie by her side, Sal purchases three perfect acres in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and sets out to build her home.

But construction means dealing with men. Lots of them. And money. More than she has. As she pushes beyond the limits of her comfort zone, and her resources dwindle, Sal gives up her rented farmhouse and decides to live outside of the law. She packs up the essentials, including her two Maine Coon cats, and moves off the grid into a tiny, uninsulated tool shed on her land.

Set squarely between the world of nature and the world of men, Sal discovers the blessings each bring to her life. She undertakes challenges, faces fears, and lives an adventure beyond her wildest dreams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996707008
Publisher: Deer Trail Publishing
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 1,238,020
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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From Scratch: Why I Walked Away from My Life and Built This Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful and compelling book. I could not put this book down until the last page. I want more! Sally reveals each day of rebuilding her life after a long, painful, debilitating marriage and slowly remakes herself. She finds purpose, love and forgiveness while becoming a strong confident woman. BRAVO!
MyronE More than 1 year ago
Sally Paradysz has written a wonderful book. Besides being an interesting story, it was certainly very thoughtful, caring and humorous as well. It also is a book that will help so many women; both those that have worries about their own lives, and also those that are wondering if they can do anything about their lives. Follow Sally and take charge of your life. It is so easy to picture Sally's beautiful house, as she relates step by step how it was built, the fun parts, the not so fun parts, and the length of time it took to build. Then the happiness of moving in gives one such a good feeling. Very amazing. Thank you for writing this book, Sally, and also for doing so in the way that will help others. Now enjoy your new life and home.