Category Archives: in the neighborhood

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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and the beat goes on

I’ve opened a file on my desktop and named it “This Week.” I drop photos depicting the “this and that” of my days into the folder, wondering which if any of the pics will make it into a blog post. … 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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a week in the life

Since returning to work fully full time I have little time or energy for other than—work. Newberg Friends Church is rebuilding from its foundation after a major split. I don’t know if we are taking baby steps or giant steps, … Continue reading

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nut dryer

The day started like this for Mauri on the 71st anniversary of his birth. He did the cooking, of course. I provided the ambiance. He would have a rehearsal in the evening, so any other celebrating would happen between 1 … Continue reading

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hot dog!

This was not your typical hot dog stand. No no. It was an EVENT! These girls and their parents advertised well, worked hard, and it paid off with a large turnout! And what better cause than to help build a … 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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