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The Amazing Transformation

Ta-da!  In a mere 2 days, with one piece of excavation machinery, two trucks with trailers, a concrete mixer, 9 workers, and $$$$ later, I will actually be able to drive up the driveway without inching over the giant abyss … Continue reading

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Lottabusha County Cat Box

The crew showed up early yesterday morning to take out the tree, and late last evening to take out the concrete and roots.  Cats being curious creatures, they were intrigued by the idea of a new comfort station. It made … Continue reading

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The Perils of Lottabusha County

When I arrived home last week from my Texas trip, Randy advised me shortly before arrival: “You will not be able to get up the driveway.”  It did not look like this then; this is the new and improved driveway … Continue reading

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I’ve been on a blogging vacation.

Where have I been?  I’ve been to London to look at the Queen.  Okay, truth be told, I have been on my hillside, managing to not accomplish all of the things on my list to accomplish for the summer.  Life … Continue reading

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What do 6 people standing at a bus stop mean? What to do when everything feels broken.

Thursday was raining, and cold at 50 degrees.  I reached the bus stop just in time to see the driver lurch off after discharging a passenger, even though I was but 2 steps from the curb.  The wind was also … Continue reading

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Shutting down the windmill

In what has become the new normal, I headed to Texas last week instead of to Biloxi–the carefully laid plans of the past year out the window.  J decided to go with me to help, and while it is rather … Continue reading

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Mount Everest

Mount Everest, another of the 8 murals done by Xavier Gonzalez in 1938 for the New Orleans then-named Shushan Airport, depicts the first flight over Mount Everest, Nepal.  The Houston-Mount Everest expedition was led by Air-Commander P. F. M. Fellowes, … Continue reading

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Rexie and Puppy Stan teach class

Several years ago right after I got my first iPhone, I walked into the living room to see Rex lying contentedly on the sofa with Mr. Pumpkin–his favorite squeaky toy.  I snapped a photo, and then a second one.  Rex … Continue reading

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Cargill Grain Elevator, Harrisonburg VA

William Wallace Cargill began the business in 1865 in Conover, Iowa.  The Cargill grain elevator in Harrisonburg, Virginia is now one of many aspects of the international corporation for agriculture-related industries.  In the 1950s, Cargill emerged as a major international … Continue reading

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