prepping for halloween

It’s entirely possible most of my posts in the coming year will illustrate the title of this blog: “a little bit of this and a little bit of that.” Working fully full time again along with substantial freelance work makes Sherry a dull girl. I don’t mean that life is dull; it only means we can’t indulge in many blog-worthy adventures that take us from home.

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Outside our back door some adventure will come to us when Square Deal demos our back deck on Monday. We had this “choir loft” built enough years ago that the boards have rotted and Mauri had to put out cones to avoid falling through.

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This was the third design, and it has changed yet again from this. But you can see we are doing away with the stadium in favor of an actual deck.

Meanwhile, we enjoy the adventures of others via social media and text.

Quinn had an adventure yesterday.

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Poor dear had this foot fixed a number of years ago, but the surgery was botched and she has suffered with crooked toes and painful pins because of it. We trust this surgery will result in a fully functioning foot. Between Quinn and me, we’ve provided too many bandaged-foot pictures for this blog. Enough!

Dusty and Cassidy are holding down the Anderson fort.

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Cass and a friend provided some entertainment today making Halloween treats for a party.

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Speaking of Cassidy, here she is at her home away from home—the colonias near Juarez, MX. She took a break from school to build two houses, first with a group from her school and then with a group from her church.

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Meanwhile, Halloween prep continues here in Newberg. We are enjoying Indian Summer, as you can see.

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And in Virginia, Beth had some fun dressing up her three——Declan in the center as Cat in the Hat and his sisters, Avery and Emery, as Thing One and Thing Two. Cousins Regan and Riley and their brother, Callan round up the number to six. Yes, Beth’s sister also has twin daughters.

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And because I absolutely can’t not post a picture of my little darlings, the one in the middle now daddy to those babies above——I take you back to 1976!

And finally, a glimpse at Oregon’s color season.

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Sky on fire!

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