Category Archives: Challenges

Oh Boy…

  When we bought this property, the inspector told us, “Your foundation and your brickwork need tuckpointing.” He meant “now” but with all of the other things on our plate, we didn’t start right away. There was a dog fence … Continue reading

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We are Okay and Here is Why

I regularly post about budgets. And not just budgets but knowing exactly where your money is going. This past week was stressful, for all of a couple of hours, until I sat down and figured it out on paper (well, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Bread Recipes

Bread, Bread, and More Bread! A few years ago I purchased Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and let me tell you, it is AWESOME. Bread making completely flummoxed me until I found this book. In fact, anytime I … Continue reading

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Uncle!!!

There is never a good time for it, really, but I suppose this week is better than others. I’ve done it again – thrown out my back – and I am currently lying in bed – propped, cushioned and “blanketed” … Continue reading

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And the Award Goes to…

Our decision to stick with cars that are both paid off, and not get newer ones with car payments has definitely been tested this year. To date, we have paid $4,327.87 in car repairs, exceeding our budget of $2,200 for car … Continue reading

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“Magic” Fridge

Yesterday, as we were driving to a house cleaning, Dee said to me, “Jeez, it feels as if we were robbed, the refrigerator took up ALL of yesterday.” Truer words were never spoken. On Monday morning the refrigerator had a … Continue reading

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Jumping Into the Dream

Jumping Into the Dream We have watched the legalization of cannabis slowly creep across the nation in the past few years. Most recently, Colorado’s transition from a medical marijuana state to fully legal for adult use has really excited us. Dave, … Continue reading

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The Problem With Color…

The Problem With Color I have difficulty working with color, I really do. I’m like a kindergartener with a pretty box full of crayons. I want to use ALL the crayons…all right now…in one place. It causes…difficulties… So while this … Continue reading

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Allergy Season, Art, Pests and More

Hello, massive fall allergy attack, how are you? Me? Well, I would be better off without you felling me. There is no good week to be feeling puny, not in my world at least, but this one was less than opportune. … Continue reading

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I Think I Have Recovered…I Think…

I’m an introvert. That might come as a huge surprise to some of the folks I know, but it is definitely true! I often say, “I’m an introvert, albeit a high-functioning one.” After having nearly 250 folks tramp through my … Continue reading

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