Archive for August 2020

The Projects Edge

Thanks to all who have let me know they wish to have a copy of Compass Point. There is plenty of time to add your name to my list. One of my favorite comments that I have received on the book was my daughter-in-law’s. She said, “You don’t like suspense, but you write suspense!” Well,…

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They Got This!

Is whining contagious? Seems like I’m hearing an awful lot of it lately. For some perspective, if you’re tired of hearing about other people’s woes, remember the pendulum. It cannot, cannot swing one way without swinging the other before settling in the middle at rest, regardless of the issue. If you think you have it…

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Ladders

The word I would use to describe wielding a heavy eight foot tall A-frame ladder in order to paint ten foot walls in a 3.3’ x 7’ powder room with a pedestal sink in one end and a commode in the other is not a word my mother would approve of my using. Suffice it…

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Planning the Next Trip

So, it’s time to start planning a National Park trip. We’ve discussed how to do it, RV vs car/motel vs airplane/rental car/motel. There are numerous ways to get there and back.  We are going late in the year, which reduces my desire for tent camping to near zero. We are going a long ways so…

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Family Reunion

What does it take to get a cottontail out of the yard? One Grandma. Two boys. A broom, a stick, and a garden hose. Open the gate, turn on the water, hoop and holler and voila, bunny on the run – out the gate no less. You know you’ve turned a corner when the oldest…

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Breech

There is a rabbit in the back yard! This is the first one to breech the walls in a couple of years. Arghh. How did it get in? Mr. McGregor, I need a trap! There are plants in my backyard that rabbits would love to eat, so I am planning a rabbit chase. Who wants…

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5 Year Plan

Hurricanes and a Pandemic. Schools open. Some close down days later. 2020 is a rocky road if there ever was one. My heart goes out to the teachers and students trying to make the best of this school year. Hang in there. We’ll get through this year one way or another. I have thought so…

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Exploration

I’m back from an incredible trip exploring the Rocky Mountains, the Continental Divide along its top, old gold mines, spectacular wildflowers at their peak, and wild life in its element. In two days on the 4-wheel buggy, we saw 5 moose, 4 marmots, numerous pika, and a herd of Rocky Mountain goats in the middle…

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