Category Archives: 514

Stories relating to our home and the stuff in it

paying tribute to a tree

This old apple tree has made an appearance on this blog numerous times. To the average passerby, it’s just a gnarly and gangly eyesore, its better days far behind. It’s been dismembered for overhanging the property line and for taking … Continue reading

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try to remember

We usually low key our anniversary, and today was no exception. I went to work, Mauri replaced the filter on the water purifier, normal-life stuff. But that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate. Twenty-four years of marriage is nothing to shake … Continue reading

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directory photo

I’m down to the final details in gathering all the necessary ingredients to produce this year’s church directory. We had a severe split during the summer, and the only way to know who considers themselves a part of our church … Continue reading

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another this-and-that post

While I spent my days at the office—last week especially full because of upcoming travels—Mauri has been overseeing several home projects. It’s one thing to hire others to do the work and another thing to make sure mutual understandings are … Continue reading

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life, continued

Last week we left off with a glimpse of our glorious fall color display. This week we will begin with a glimpse of the reality. We might pay dearly for year-round lawn service, but this is the week we appreciate … Continue reading

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sidelined

This workshop was offered just one day too late for me. I’ve done the “staying healthy” part. I passed my annual wellness appointment with flying colors, even with accolades. But that didn’t help much on Wednesday morning when the side … Continue reading

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a rose by any other name

We decorate the neighborhood every year with our streetside rose garden. It’s a satisfying “effort.” I put effort in quotes because the effort expended has nothing to do with me, beyond the money we spend to have it maintained and … Continue reading

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