Category Archives: home


When we first started looking at houses a few years ago, my list of must-haves included practical features like a recent roof, relatively new air conditioning unit, a safe neighborhood, windowsills wide enough for my fat cats, you know, typical … Continue reading

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Manual Labor

Buying a house means a lot of things, but most certainly the fact that idle days of sitting around with nothing to do are long gone.  I spent most of the day Saturday sweating through more manual labor than an inmate of a … Continue reading

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Our Home

My mother has told me many times, with an exasperated sigh, that I owe her an address book.  In my younger, wilder, and woolier days, I liked to move at the drop of a hat.  I’ve zig-zagged along the coast, … Continue reading

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The Old Couch

After many delays, our new sofa was finally delivered yesterday! I was excited to sit on it, test it out in all its new-ness glory, and stand back and admire it. We have needed a new sofa for a loooooong … Continue reading

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From about the 5th grade through my first year of marriage, I kept a diary, filling 5-subject notebooks with my impossibly tiny handwriting, my observations and frustrations about the world through the years. I even devoted one journal to the … Continue reading

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Still Not Used to It

Life keeps marching forward, menial and necessary tasks like going to work interfering with simply adjusting to the huge changes in my life lately. I had 4 days off last week to spend with Gary, for us to get used … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Home?

Posted in Gary, home, homecoming, love | 21 Comments