Author Archives: Andy and Peggy

The Only Constant is Change

I didn’t realize how much I still thought like a business analyst until I heard myself tell a friend that the bathroom was functional and the work that was needed was nice to have and cosmetic. I spent the majority … Continue reading

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Expanding Our Kitchen Table: How to make a small round table bigger

When we moved in, we realized that our square dining table was too large for the kitchen. After swapping tables with our daughter and removing the center leaf, we had a smaller round table. That worked until we had the … Continue reading

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RV Renovation – Slide Out Desk

When we moved to our smaller home in April 2016, we owned an ultra light 5th wheel RV. Part of our downsizing plan was to travel more and take extended trips in the 5th wheel. After we took it out … Continue reading

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Concrete Blocks and Recycled Pavers: Our Patio is Done!

The patio project took months longer than we expected. It also took more concrete blocks and patio pavers than we estimated. However, it was worth the many trips to Habitat for Humanity ReStore searching for used and bargain pavers and … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter is Hard

It has been 38 days since we started our 30 day challenge to clear out the clutter in the basement. Since that day, we have opened every box and tub. It took longer than we thought, but it feels so … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Stuff – Progress on 30 day Challenge

The progress on the basement has been fairly slow. We are finding items we haven’t seen in over a year, some longer than that. We are keeping some, tossing some and donating others. At this point, the entire basement may … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse 2017

We made our reservations in early May to stay at one of the campgrounds around Smithville Lake during the total solar eclipse. It is only about 21 miles north of our home, but deeper into the path of totality. And … Continue reading

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