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Things We Don’t Forget

It’s been a while, but here I am again. I’m not driving back and forth between houses for a few weeks, and that seems to be giving me a chance to catch up. This morning, I even got to take a decently long bike ride, the first this year. I’m hoping I will get my…

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and Summer begins

I have failed to keep up. The constant driving back and forth between my house in town and the farm home I am renovating has left me ragged, and forgetful of my intentions to write my blog each week. I spent this morning trying to catch up in the yard, came inside for lunch and…

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Summer Schedule

I can hardly believe that spring has zipped away from me like a hummingbird. I am trying to relax today, before jumping back in the car and driving away again. I’ve loaded tile, hoses, birthday presents, a shop vac, etc. Packing will have to wait until all the clothes I’ve washed are dry and put…

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Scams

What a day. Once again my car is full of renovation materials to take to the farm. It seems like I’m making progress, however, it seems never ending, too. At least this time, I can see out the back of the car. The hot water heater I took out last time filled the car from…

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Reverence

Another windy afternoon is gracing our land. Fortunately, the forecast was correct in that we had a beautiful morning and I was able to get some yard work done. I am thatching my grass by hand and I can only do one row at a time. I am a tortoise, a little each day will…

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Spring has Sprung

My granddaughter turned thirteen, an honest to goodness teenager. How did that happen? My youngest grandchild turns four next month. No more babies to rock to sleep.  With the events of Ukraine dominating the news, I can hardly watch anymore. I can’t imagine the dollars it will take to rebuild all of those shelled buildings.…

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Lesson Learned

Sometimes I imagine my life is calming down. Ha. Not really. Grandkids, grand dogs, a yard, a house, a renovation house to demo and prep for construction, decisions and materials to order and transport to the renovation house, and on the list goes. At least the work I’ve done in the past on my town…

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Flat Tires

Clean-up at the renovation site has been going well. All of the firewood has been moved to the back yard, out of the way. Most of the roof shingle pieces and odd ball cement chunks have been picked up and thrown in the pit. The spilled trash has been cleaned up. I’ve magnet swept the…

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Typical

My yard work is hampered by how many bags I can put in the trash each week. My reading is hampered by eye strain. When I’m not out helping with my grandkids or working on the renovation house, I’ve turned to spring cleaning. That sounds like desperation doesn’t it?  Each year, I sort and sort…

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Waiting to Spring

Wowza! The price of appliances today for a small kitchen is more than what one of my school teachers paid for their first house in total. Goodness. Granted, it was a small house and it was fifty years ago, but still. The thought is a killer when you remember that so many people in the…

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