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Lighten up? Did I say to lighten up?

It is going to take a little getting used to with all this white in here! The old kitchen had a beige grasscloth wallpaper. This is as close to smoky white as I could get…and it is a little whiter … Continue reading

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Day 4: Things happen, and then it is what it is not, which it now is

Yesterday was a busy day. Frankly, by the end of it, I was too tired to process pictures. We turned off the TV at 9:30 and I was asleep by 10. Mid-afternoon, Rand summoned me to the kitchen for a … Continue reading

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Day 3: Can I keep up the happy dance? I think I can, I think I can

While I was picking up the paint and the vent hood this morning, the crew was finishing the hall and mudding the kitchen/dining walls. Not wanting to overtax Abby, we sub-contracted with Steffi to check the completed hallway. She is … Continue reading

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Day 2.1: I am floored

By quitting time yesterday, the walls were done and the floor down. Even with a little sheetrock dust on it, I love it. New plywood subfloor was laid at the head of the hall–that infamous T junction with 4 doors! … Continue reading

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Day 2: What the unknown comic left behind

I try to follow my higher self rule. That means, in the wake of all encounters, be your higher self–the forgiving, loving, kindest self. Sometimes that is hard to do. There is sometimes the situation where one’s reasonable and logical … Continue reading

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When a plan does not work, back up, and start backing up again

All three piers are now complete: filled with concrete and mortared into place, sitting on that 16 inch deep ground fill of concrete and rebar. After a day of rest today, tomorrow is sunny and dry, so I will head … Continue reading

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