Thankful for the Holidays!

2020 holiday season sure looks different. Much like the March-October feeling of days/weeks/months blending into one loooooooong day, we find our holidays are doing something similar. Our son is under quarantine as he awaits the results of a COVID test. Our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren live out of state. Our sisters all live in different …

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Like Kids at Christmas

Remember when you were a kid and Christmas was within sight? Did you search for the presents your parents had tucked away from curious children? Did you ever sit by the Christmas tree, picking up gifts and trying to guess what each package contained? Did you ever loosen the tape just enough so you could …

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Stay-at-Home Not Stay-Indoors

With Safer-at-Home orders in place, like so many people we are investing energy that otherwise would be spent traveling on home projects. When we purchased this house, our back”yard” was anything but a “yard”. We live on a hill and the original landscaping was probably lovely, but simply didn’t work for us. We have been …

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Hope for The Road Ahead

It’s only been one month (March 11, 2020) since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic. Only one month – the impact has been dramatic. At first, the news reports were frightening and bleak, however, we have begun to see glimmers of hope. The current COVID19 models seem to prove the wisdom and effectiveness of “social …

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Socially Distanced Birthday

The official word is that being outside and maintaining a minimum of 6′ apart gives a measure of safety. The official word from parents is that celebrating our sons birthday in 2020 will take place. In a driveway. With social distancing enforced.