Category Archives: house/neighborhood

Living in the Country (or the difference a tree makes)

A few summers ago, I was a mentor in our church’s summer tutoring program.  We had been giving tickets to an Orioles game for all our students so I was driving three kids and a chaperone down to the stadium.  … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons, Again

The past few days and nights have been pretty tough.  Ellie was really sick, starting last Friday, with a high fever Saturday into Sunday and she really didn’t start feeling better until yesterday.  She also has entered the “I’m easily … Continue reading

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Starting a Tradition

We decided to take a picture of Ellie and me, in front of our redbud tree in our front lawn, at around the same time every year. We’ll be able to see Ellie growing and how much the tree has … Continue reading

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A Mixed Blessing

Our house is tricky to get in to.  If you’re a first-time visitor to our house, you’ll probably be very confused as to what side of the house you’re supposed to enter on.  This is because the front of our … Continue reading

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A Success (and I hope we never do it again)

We made it through the yard sale!  We were up until 11:00 the night before getting all the last minute things priced. Some of the stuff staged in the dining room the night before. We were up at 6:00 Saturday … Continue reading

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That’s only half of it! (And a couple other random thoughts)

There’s a bunch more in the basement too. Baltimore friends, feel free to join us on Saturday morning (the 17th), 8:00-noon.  Our trash could be your treasure! Too much to do.  No time to blog.  I just write the posts … Continue reading

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Free!

I am basically finished with sorting and purging our whole house.  I just finished our basement.  All I have left is our office file cabinet and the garage.  We already did a lot in the garage two weeks ago so … Continue reading

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Please don’t judge me

If you come over to my house this weekend, you might walk around and think, “Hmm.  This place is a [more than a ] little messy.  The bathtub looks like it could use a good scrub.  There’s crumbs all over … Continue reading

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Nothing Like a Deadline

There’s nothing like a deadline to get things done.  So here’s my deadline: I’ve decided that we’re having a yard sale on Saturday September 17th.  That’s three days before Eric and Meggan and their kids arrive for their “experience a … Continue reading

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Love spring. Love blossoms. Love this baby!

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