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    Home fires burning

    Keeping home fires burning is a term that means to maintain a daily routine and provide the necessities of life in a home or community. Historically, the term’s origin was to say the household was being run as normal while a family member was away at war. 1914 was the year this term is credited with its start, 11 years before the construction of this house. Currently, we are living through a worldwide pandemic, it is a time when being home (homebody style) we are literally keeping the fires burning as we isolate/social distance ourselves.  Starting up a fire was the natural thing to do this morning when we woke…

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    Beam me up

    So far, the year 2020 has provided experiences that I would compare to elements of a sci-fi movie.  There have been days that seem like we are in a sci-fi movie and we want to say “beam me up” to get back to the ship and get out of the crazy.  When we took on this farmhouse project we considered it a bit of a crazy adventure.  At the time, we had no idea that we would be in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.  As this house reaches completion we are thankful for this comfortable home where it is no burden to quarantine ourselves. The “beam me up” reference…