Indeed to have a Hearts owner be the recipient of such a positive press and support is somewhat strange given her past two predecessors are these days only spoken about in hushed tones around Gorgie - and when they are talked about, it is to decide which one between Chris Robinson and Vladimir Romanov is the true contender to be the Devil incarnate himself.
Honeymoon periods don't last forever though and we all knew that at some point Budge's reign would ruffle a few maroon and white feathers.
Many thought that day would have come yesterday when she hinted that in order for Hearts to redevelop the main stand (and stay on at Tynecastle without the need to move to a purpose-built new stadium), the club might have to make the temporary move to Murrayfield while the work is done.
Ah yes.... Murrayfield. The very name should conjure up great rugby occasions for the Scotland team. They do - for those who watch both rugby and football with a keen eye. But for Hearts fans the mere mention of the place triggers an unwelcome reminder of how the club (accustomed to dicing with financial death) nearly destroyed itself.
At the turn of the century, Robinson, having plunged the club into an unsustainable debt via overspending and some strange dealings - notably the SMG loan for stock and then loan again arrangement - backed himself into a corner where he felt compelled to sell Tynecastle to housing developers and have the club rent Murrayfield from the Scottish Rugby Union.
Some members of the fourth estate rightly took him to task over this. However, one or two supported this foolish plan. If Keith Jackson's "off the radar wealth" moment with regard to Craig Whyte's takeover of Rangers was a miscalculated slip-up, Graham Spiers had a similar faux-pas years before by his stunning claim that: "If there is any justice, years from now, someone wrapped in the maroon and white will say, 'Chris Robinson was right'."
There's no one saying such nonsense at all down Gorgie Road.
Being at the mercy of a landlord charging a high rent was not a move that instilled confidence. Playing in a huge stadium three times the size of Hearts' average Tynecastle crowd would not lend itself to producing a loud atmosphere which the Gorgie venue was lauded for.
This was proven by the European ties that Hearts played at Murrayfield. A few thousand more did come in but the atmosphere was nothing like the smaller venue the supporters called home. The Sparta Prague game in 2006 for example, felt more like a funeral wake long before the Czech side scored the first of their two goals.
And this wouldn't be their home. They may play at Murrayfield but as Brighton & Hove Albion fans who wrote to The Scotsman newspaper at the time confirmed, from their experience, renting someone else's ground was a massive headache and contributed to a nightmare of uncertainty.
It was the final nail in Robinson's coffin as Hearts fans rounded on him (in some cases violently). The move was averted but such was the financial wreck that Robinson had created, he had left the club wide-open for the destructive vulture that was Vladimir Romanov to gorge on.
So, for Budge to dip her toe into the Murrayfield water was a risk - a big one given how fresh that affair was in the minds of the supporters.
Yet reaction seems to be muted. A few fans are irked but many more seem to be pragmatic.
After all, unlike the Robinson plan, this arrangement would be temporary. Budge only envisages Hearts having to move away for a year at most. Yet some will counter that back in 2001, Hibs started work on their main stand a few weeks before that season ended and had it ready once the new one had begun.
Would the logistics of the Tynecastle geography or even what design Budge has in mind allow for a similar timescale? We would need more detail before coming to a reasoned conclusion.
What was also revealing was that Budge said she was also looking at 'other solutions'.
In terms of staying at Tynecastle, but moving out for a year in order for work there to be completed, that other 'solution' can only mean one thing.... Easter Road.
Now this would test the reason and patience of some Hearts fans. Having to move to what they consider to be 'enemy territory' - even if it was temporary - might prove to be too much.
Lest we forget that Hibs fans might not be enamoured of their rivals pitching up for what they might deem to be a year-long squat.
But if the rent agreement appeals to the Hibs board, it might be foreseeable.
If Hearts fans can get past the barrier at having to play 'there', practically speaking, it might be a better option than Murrayfield. The latter venue is basically a ground built for international events like Six Nations rugby which the country want to attend given the sense of occasion that comes with it.
Weekly club football? Well weekly club rugby there doesn't lend itself to producing a good atmosphere as fans of Edinburgh rugby - who have forever clamoured for a purpose-built smaller venue - will testify.
Easter Road however is built for purpose with regards to club football and when full, produces a good atmosphere.
Might be unpopular but for a year at least, it would suit Hearts from a footballing occasion perspective more than playing in a half-full cauldron that the Murrayfield option would offer.
There is also of course the new stadium option. Hearts fans might not want to leave Tynecastle but if such a move can boost the coffers of the club in the long term, then it might be the only road to go down.
If that is what Budge decides upon then it is crucial that whoever is chosen as the architect (assuming Edinburgh City Council give the green light to this venture) gets the stadium design right.
Many clubs in England have gone down the new stadium road and while most of them look nice, very few are conducive to providing the raucous atmosphere that their old homes once produced.
Sunderland's Stadium of Light is one example. Nice looking ground but having experienced on numerous occasions their old venue of Roker Park myself, the atmosphere - despite the Wearside faithful's best efforts - does not come close to the din made by fans inside their former home.
The design of a prospective new stadium for Hearts must mirror the one of Tynecastle - albeit on a bigger scale. A 25,000 capacity venue would be viable, but it must be constructed in a way that retains the heart and soul of the club.