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The Tim Dynasty

Brother-in-law Tim returned to us on Friday and is still here on Monday night. That’s devotion (or insanity). But with great gratitude I tried very hard to let him do the high stuff so I wouldn’t reinjure my shoulder. We … Continue reading

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And Then I Wrote This Post

Morning dawned demolishment. Reid (unseen) smashing a sledge at the rotted siding from the inside. Midmorning, and all the siding is gone; starting from the northwest corner, the rotted studs are replaced and the new kitchen window is roughed in. … Continue reading

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Mini Update

Weekend Among other things, we got a fence up around our baby vegetable garden: The peas are extremely happy and we expect to harvest a bunch tomorrow in order to spur continuing crops. Even at half-size the peas and even … Continue reading

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Life Used To Be So Hard

Project du jour: Continue on the bathroom. Goal: Finish with the tub in position, leveled and test-fit, ready for plumber next week. Steps: Vacuum and sweep obsessively. Cut and install rock wool (Roxul) insulation. Pad where necessary with 1-1/2″ styrofoam … Continue reading

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“metaphorical weight off shoulders”

Thanks to Stephen D for tonight’s title. For eight or ten consecutive to-do lists, I have intended to accomplish “bathroom floor, studs, and shims.” Tonight, the item is crossed off! This meant extending the plywood subflooring to the full extent … Continue reading

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Homer is Seven (Months)

That’s like an eight-year-old boy. Yup.     He’s really growing up nicely, learning his role as guardian, learning that ANNIE is QUEEN OF ALL…. Yesterday spent most of the day, unexpectedly, as plumber’s helper: The time had come for … 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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Look! Up in the Sky!

Azure bluet or Quaker ladies. Hi folks! I think we’re back online and back on track with the project and the blog. Now blogging from the camper facility on-site — Welcome! It’s a lot harder to reconstruct several days’ worth … 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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