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    Move that bus

    If you have ever watched a fixer-upper show you know what “move that bus” means.  For those shows, a team of workers swoop in to do a complete remodel in a week.  The homeowners leave for the week and return to the house when the remodel is complete.  The scene in the show goes like this:  A large bus blocks the view of the house, the show host shouts “move that bus”, the bus drives away and the owners see their beautiful newly remodeled home.  This is the dramatic time that is often accompanied by screams and/or tears. This is our “move that bus” moment….our bus is an RV. Ours…

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    We are stocked up

    Something that seems really terrible at the time can turn our okay.  Our pantry is a visual example.  I’m going to pause that thought to make it clear that we are not minimizing the severity of the situation with the Covid19 virus in any way. Just saying, stay positive, we will weather this storm. We have shared with many people that our first two months of owning this house was a time when we did nothing but dump runs.  We were on a first-name basis with the workers at the transfer station. This is what the interior of our hall closet looked like: Worked our way to the bottom layer:…

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    Guests are welcome

    It was 15 months ago that we moved out of our four-bedroom, with bonus-room, house to transition into our empty nest season of life.   That was not a simple transition because we moved to tackle the remodel of this 1925 farmhouse.  While trying to maintain the original charm of the place, we did some modernizing to make the house more functional and updated.  We remodeled the bedroom at the end of the hall into the ensuite.  Closets were taken from one room and given to another in order to expand the upstairs guest bath. For this guestroom, adding the finishing touches to make this room cozy is the easy and…

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    Did you make your bed today?

    A few years ago I read Make your bed: Little things that can change your life. Written by William McRaven, a retired Navy Seal Admiral. It is an inspirational story.  The title, Make your bed, in a nutshell, says that when you start your day with your bed made, it sets the attitude for the entire day. I made my bed today and it was very exciting and had special significance because it is our first day to make this bed in our Farmhouse.   It’s starting to come together. This house was not insulated.  I can’t imagine how cold this bedroom would be without insulation. The original fir flooring before…