Author Archives: Suzassippi

Monday morning, and back in the saddle again

Monday morning was checkout, but we had to be up early to get back home: the cottage was due to be completed, right? Sunday night brought in a thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, high winds, and heavy rain. It … Continue reading

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Cousin Reunion at Cedar Cove Ranch

Cedar Cove Ranch is a resort near Eustace in Henderson County Texas. I grew up and lived half of my life in Texas, and I never heard of Eustace, so you probably have not either. The best way to describe … Continue reading

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Things I miss about Texas

We crossed over the Louisiana line into Texas Friday night just about sunset–albeit a couple of hours later than intended. Considering this is the first long trip we have taken since my last trip to Texas in fall of 2019, … Continue reading

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May the blue bird of happiness land on your window sill…

Yes, I am still playing around in the kitchen. It is like having a doll house, only bigger. What I really need to do is get busy on the unpacking and sorting.

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Let’s play “You be the judge”: An interior decorator multiple choice quiz.

When we began the kitchen renovation planning, first we chose the cabinets and flooring. Next was the counter top, and finally, the tile for the backsplash. In the store, the small sample of the Night Sky looked perfect with all … Continue reading

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Feeling the blues

It is frequently good to be married to a geek and to have a son who is a geek. Got technology? They are always finding the next best thing since sliced bread. Although the final finishing touches are still awaited, … Continue reading

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September Serenade

Johnny Winter is a dog, cleverly disguised as a cat. Among all the cats who have appeared in our lives, only two stood out as dogs. Blackie would play fetch with Randy in the living room. Randy would toss the … Continue reading

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I’ve got sunshine, and a roof!

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You can see where this is going, can’t you?

The Illinois crew stayed over last Friday, intending to finish over the weekend. Saturday morning, the pouring rain began, and they were here only long enough to pack up the tools and head north. It looked like this most of … Continue reading

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The Cottage: Day 3

So this is how it looked at the end of the day yesterday…from the outside. The casual observer might think “one wall in an entire day?” but there is nothing casual about this crew. The supports for the floor were … Continue reading

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