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Barn Construction Time Lapse Video

I’m excited for the new barn. That’s an understatement, really. To help pass the waiting I used my old laptop and set up a camera to create a time lapse video of the construction process. It’s not perfect but I … Continue reading

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New Barn in Progress

A few people have asked about how the new barn build is going so here’s some pictures. These were taken early last week. The roof is now complete, windows are in, and some of the trim is in place. The … Continue reading

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Hawaii Trip 2017

I had grand ideas for creating a whole wonderful travel blog. That takes more time than I have right now so here’s a bunch of pictures, mostly in chronological order.

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Spring Break 2017 Trip to Idaho and Utah

We were in Idaho and Utah recently. Here are some of the pictures.

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Barn Fire Cleanup – An Update

So the barn fire destroyed pretty much everything. I found a few tools that I’ll save for sentimental reasons, my good hammer mainly. I also found lots of stuff that is recognizable but not really salvageable. I should have taken … Continue reading

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Please, Let’s Get Rid of Daylight Savings

I really don’t care if it’s standard time or daylight savings adjusted time or a whole new 14 hour cycle, I just want to be rid of the add-an-hour, lose-an-hour mess. It hurts. Personally, I feel the lost hour. It … Continue reading

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My Crappy Weekend :-(

On Friday January 17, 2017 my century old barn and workshop burned to the ground. This is what I came home to. Nobody was hurt, that’s the important thing. Still, I’ve been sick with stress and worry ever since I … Continue reading

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Window Shrink Film Saves Me So Much Heat

I heat my home with cord wood. Wood is a very hands-on way to keep a home warm and I notice a big difference in wood consumption when the weather is colder or the wind is blowing. I even see … Continue reading

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The Best Audiobooks I’ve Read

I remember family road trips listening to Sue Grafton novels and other books on tape as we drove down to Florida or out west to see family (all our road trips were to see family). Audiobooks have long been a … Continue reading

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My Favorite Kids Books – 1

I read with my kids every night. It’s part of our bedtime routine and they love it. I do too, most of the time. Most of our books have come from school activities, playgroups or my sister, who is a … Continue reading

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