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Solar Eclipse

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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Getting Back to Basics

We subscribe to an internet and TV provider to get super-fast (sometimes) internet and more TV channels than we will ever watch. A couple months ago they sent out notice that the price was going up. They gave notice so … Continue reading

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Frustrations Abound – daily life while remodeling

We knew it was going to take time to get our downsized home remodeled. After we walked through it the first time, we talked about changes we wanted to make. We talked about remodeling different rooms and replacing the back … Continue reading

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Battling Invasive Climbing Vines

One of the things that drew us to our house was the wooded section of the yard. It is only about a third of an acre, but it provides a nice break on that side of the lot from the … Continue reading

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Fourth of July

We wish all a happy, fun-filled 4th of July celebration. Surround yourselves with family and friends. Whether you stay home or travel, hold tight to your loved ones, enjoy your holiday and stay safe. Let’s all put politics aside for the … Continue reading

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Clotheslines and Rain Barrels

  We believe that a part of our downsized lifestyle is being more environmentally aware. Having used a rain barrel at our previous home, we knew the benefits. We used it to water the garden and only needed to use … Continue reading

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Dad has Alzheimer’s

This has been a hard post to write. I thought about different ways to tell it. I even thought I would not mention it and write about our latest remodeling or landscaping project. But I couldn’t do that. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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