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This week at the old homestead…

Some notes… I have a couple of scabs on my face following a dermatologist appointment. The upstairs guest bedroom is painted. The carpeting for the downstairs guest bedroom will be installed on Wednesday. They’re painting our bedroom this week so … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

The short answer… NO! But we’re getting closer and closer… Last week we celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. We were going to go out, because that’s what you do, right? But, since we’re spending money like water here on the … Continue reading

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The July Update and Photos

And, the construction goes on, and on, and on. Good thing we like these guys! (Our contractor reads this, what else am I going to say?!) Seriously, the team working here is a truly talented and nice bunch of people. … Continue reading

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Just the porch is done…

You all are so kind! Everyone was excited that we’re done. We’re not done. The porch is done. (And the weather has been quite miserable since it was finished…). The decking is not done. The siding shakes are not done. … Continue reading

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They’re still here…

Renovation – : to restore to a former better state (as by cleaning, repairing, or rebuilding) from Merriam Webster My definition – I’m going insane! Not really, it just feels that way. I have my den/office/tv room/computer porch back, and … Continue reading

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Brrrrrr……..

Last week was wonderful, warm, sunny, and it tricked us.   This week, it’s darn cold, and the weather things on Wunderground are even hinting at some snow later on this week and next. No “Easter Bonnets” here! Today, right … Continue reading

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We can see the ground…

A strange winter here in New Hampshire. There’s not a lot of snow! It’s been great for our building projects. Not so great for winter activities. The Ice Fishing Derby took place last weekend but, there was very little ice … Continue reading

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First Beam is Up

So all I can think of is, “Beam me up, Scotty.” It wasn’t that easy today. The posts went in yesterday, and today, the first beam is up. I wasn’t here to watch but I heard it wasn’t that easy. This morning … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

The tree is up… The food is planned… It’s just us and my brother, Kevin. Chris arrives on Tuesday. He and Kyle are spending Christmas together in Kansas. We’re not doing gifts, so there’s no last-minute wrapping to do. Our … Continue reading

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Building a…

We have to replace our deck. It’s old. It’s not going to stay up through many more snow storms. Even the stairs aren’t weren’t safe. Chris (eldest son) pointed out that the stairs were coming off the deck last spring. He’s a … Continue reading

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