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Stories relating to our home and the stuff in it

upstairs update

Since nothing much is happening around here these days, I thought I’d return to a promise I made sometime last May (you’ve been keeping track, I’m sure) to share pictures of my accomplishments in the upper level of our home, … Continue reading

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visitors from afar

When the Carlson family last visited us from Virginia, they showed up at our door! This time we did the more traditional airport pickup. While choosing pictures to tell the story of our visit [a lot of them], I discovered … Continue reading

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It’s been more than 4.5 months since we entertained guests at 514. So it was a unique joy to welcome Gary and Judi at our front door. It would be a too-short visit, and we didn’t even offer coffee or … Continue reading

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more of the same

What better way to start a post about the nothing we’ve been doing for weeks now? Did that sound like complaint? I assure you it is not! We are of all people most blessed to have so few worries in … Continue reading

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In no time at all we’ll look back on March 2020 as an interesting chapter in our history. We’ll tell stories of the unexplainable “interest” in stockpiling TP, the stock market plunge, country-wide cancellations, social distancing, travel bans, daily Presidential … Continue reading

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order is the order of the day

It was my idea of a good time! After weeks of plotting, the plan came together in short order. The goal was to refurbish my home office. I didn’t know just how predictable I am until I looked up my … Continue reading

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the work of his hands

A miracle worker came to our house this week to finish up a project he took on to improve the appearance and update the efficiency of our kitchen cabinets. From this distance they don’t look so terrible. But move in … Continue reading

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mother’s planters

Here it is, Mothers Day again, and I have refreshed my annual tradition of putting something alive and lovely in my mother’s planters. This blog comes in handy when I forget certain facts such as the origin of the planters … Continue reading

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garage work week

We both marked our calendars and somewhat avoided filling it with rehearsals and coffee dates so we could concentrate our attention on a sadly neglected area of our house—the garage. Now don’t try to tell me you’ve never been in … Continue reading

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the end . the beginning

Since you’ve all been waiting by your computers for me to finish the story about our apple tree I thought I’d take a minute, while I sit in this old familiar place overlooking the two matching rocks, to relieve your … Continue reading

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