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So… Where Were We?

Oh yes… when last we met, this was the imminent to-do list. It has been slaughtered. Demolished. It is an ex-to-do list. It is pining for the to-do list fjords. close up all remaining gaps and fissures (mostly between main … Continue reading

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Post Doc

The concrete piers having cured for 5 and 6 days respectively, I put up the permanent support posts in the basement today — but have not yet pulled down the middle post on its jack, pending tying the load-bearing beam … Continue reading

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The Limits of Dysfunction, or, Hard Things Are Hard

Ouph, what a day. First, we scheduled a midday outing to our storage pods — bad timing. We fritter the morning getting ready, then lose the heart of the day doing the chore, then get home cranky and tired and … Continue reading

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Ready for “Business”

Toilet bowl seated on new flange. It’s one of the original toilets from the house, cleaned up. After attaching the tank and hardware. There’s no supply line yet, thus the buckets to refill the tank after flushing. The plumber arrived … Continue reading

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TGIONM

Is it a coincidence that Tim and Gloria’s initials also stand for ‘Thank God’? Just sayin’ Then of course there are the dogs: ZABHBMHH. And the adult sheep: VMPJJONHZBGPMJ All of whom have given us such care these months. We’ll … Continue reading

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Castle

White to move, black to win. In the game of chess that is Us vs. Life, that was our move today: Castling. Consolidating behind a line of defense, temporizing while assessing our strong side and lines of attack, bringing the … Continue reading

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Plus ├ža Change…

We seem to be returning to a Zen state, which is a good thing, because Camper Move-In Day isn’t happening now until next Wednesday. But the Zen state is itself occasioned by a gradual narrowing of our focus (on the … Continue reading

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Hands, Stewards

Think of the spring, think of the warmth of summer Bringing the harvest before winter’s cold. Everything grows, everything has a season, till it is gathered to the Father’s fold: Every good gift, all that we need and cherish. Comes … Continue reading

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An Explanation

If you’ve joined the show in progress: Marsh and I sold our townhouse in Fairfax County, VA, and bought a foreclosed property in Troy, Maine, for approximately the fair cost of the 5.1 acres. But as they say, you never … Continue reading

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Wood

The day didn’t set out to have a theme but in retrospect it’s obvious. 1. The U-Boxes We made our noon appointment at U-Haul in Augusta, though for unknown reasons they’d been expecting us since 11. At any rate, the … Continue reading

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