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Stories relating to our home and the stuff in it

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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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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welcome

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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