• What About Beth?

    What About Beth?

    One of our neighbors was recently chatting with Tim asking about our trailer and our travel plans. Tim explained what we are hoping to do in 2021 (still under COVID restrictions). Our neighbor asked, “Ok, but what about Beth? Is she on board with this?

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  • Thankful for the Holidays!

    Thankful for the Holidays!

    2020 holiday season sure looks different. Much like the March-October feeling of days/weeks/months blending into one loooooooong day, we find our holidays are doing something similar. Our son is under quarantine as he awaits the results of a COVID test. Our daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren live out of state. Our sisters all live in different…

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  • Like Kids at Christmas

    Like Kids at Christmas

    Remember when you were a kid and Christmas was within sight? Did you search for the presents your parents had tucked away from curious children? Did you ever sit by the Christmas tree, picking up gifts and trying to guess what each package contained? Did you ever loosen the tape just enough so you could…

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  • Stay-at-Home Not Stay-Indoors

    Stay-at-Home Not Stay-Indoors

    With Safer-at-Home orders in place, like so many people we are investing energy that otherwise would be spent traveling on home projects. When we purchased this house, our back”yard” was anything but a “yard”. We live on a hill and the original landscaping was probably lovely, but simply didn’t work for us. We have been…

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  • Hope for The Road Ahead

    Hope for The Road Ahead

    It’s only been one month (March 11, 2020) since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic. Only one month – the impact has been dramatic. At first, the news reports were frightening and bleak, however, we have begun to see glimmers of hope. The current COVID19 models seem to prove the wisdom and effectiveness of “social…

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  • Socially Distanced Birthday

    Socially Distanced Birthday

    The official word is that being outside and maintaining a minimum of 6′ apart gives a measure of safety. The official word from parents is that celebrating our sons birthday in 2020 will take place. In a driveway. With social distancing enforced.

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  • At Home with an Enneagram 8 and an Enneagram 7

    At Home with an Enneagram 8 and an Enneagram 7

    So how does an #enneagram eight and a seven (w a strong 6-wing) deal with #stayathome? Differently. Once upon a time, we were in a “young marrieds” class at our church. There was a personality assessment distributed and after the results were tabulated, there was discussion about how different personality types function together as a couple. The…

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  • Long Road Ahead

    Long Road Ahead

    It’s going to be a long road. The March 11 declaration of a pandemic due to the novel coronavirus (COVID19) has brought our country and our world to a slow crawl. #stayhome orders have curtailed travel, shuttered businesses, closed schools, exhausted our medical personnel and supplies and ushered in what will undoubtedly become a #newnormal. Yes, #shelterinplace puts our plans…

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