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Stories relating to our home and the stuff in it


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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counter space

This post had an unexpected starting place. I sat across the table from Mauri a few days ago and noted the large empty space left behind after he shipped off his espresso machine for repair or replacement. The whole story … Continue reading

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At Linsey’s Client Appreciation Party the other night we were given wooden plaques and could choose from several words: grateful, friends, etc. It was a no brainer for me because… …on display in our “old” entry is our family’s welcome-sign … Continue reading

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two-day celebration

That’s right, we started celebrating yesterday and are just now finishing. But it’s a big deal and merits a big drawn-out celebration. After all, it was a first-time-ever for both of us and will probably a last-time-ever for both of … Continue reading

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deck the halls

I’ve never been one to put lights all over the house, outside or inside, but I admit I’ve stooped to a standard that could match that of a grinch. It isn’t true, the grinch part, but just know it now … Continue reading

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all done

I’m pretty sure you could live out the remainder of your days without ever learning the rest of the story about our backyard. But you know what? I’m going to show you anyway. Of course to fully appreciate the after … Continue reading

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