Preparing for new adventures…


Life and time are the two best teachers. Life teaches us to make good use of time and time teaches us the value of life. House sitting and dog sitting for the honeymooners these last 2 weeks (and waiting for the rain to stop). Plenty of projects around the house with the buttoning up of the laundry room(s) and cabinet…

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Ben and Bethany’s Napa Wedding


A beautiful past few weeks of family time as we prepared for, and then enjoyed Ben and Bethany’s Napa (Calistoga) wedding. A great venue in a barn surrounded by vineyards with nearby houses to host the wedding party.

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Wedding Prep and Family Time


“The adventure calls. The future awaits. How you handle your heart’s desire will in great measure determine what becomes of your life.” John Eldredge, Desire. It has been a great couple of weeks working on the houses, hanging out and getting ready for Ben and Beth’s wedding on the 30th. Going to be a busy & fun week ahead. A…

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Rain & remodeling in Redding


Order is Devine.  Dennis Prager A week of good progress on both Ben’s house and our’s here in Redding. Ben and I started framing up the interior walls & met again with the draftsperson who helped us better understand the challenges of working in an earthquake prone area. Things have to be done a little differently here! We were also…

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Dakota House progress


The present must be made to serve the future.  A fun week of work accomplished with Ben on his & Beth’s new home on Dakota Lane. It has been great to work alongside my son and continue to see the strong and hardworking man he has become. We started by framing an opening for the new back doors, and temporarily…

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Friends, Fun, Boat Show.


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. A busy 3 weeks since our last post… Super bowl party, Engagement party, brush burning and cleaning up around Ben’s new house, Biggest snow storm in Redding for 50 years, and a trip to the Miami International Boat Show for some warmer weather! This…

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TGFIV


“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear” George Adair Thank God for insulation vacuums! The last 2 weeks have been busy and fulfilling, working with Ben on his new house. The entire attic had old insulation that needed to be removed & we first tried pulling the ceiling down and shoveling it into bags (a huge…

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A House in the woods


“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain One of the biggest events these last 2 weeks was Ben and Bethany closing on their new home! It is a fixer upper with a killer location backing up to the McConnell foundation trail system. We are…

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White knuckle ride…


Whether you think you’re ready or not, just start right now.  There is magic in action. Over the last 2 years we have transitioned from small business owners, to novice investors. The biggest challenge to this new occupation is weathering the storms of dramatic change that can occur in the stock market. Take a look at this chart of the…

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Celebrating 30 years & Christmas


“The greatest enemy of success is fear.” If you are looking for our Allegro Bus for sale it has been sold. Now, on to a new Month & a New Year… Cindy and I are trying to decide what to do between now and the wedding. Thinking we will stay here and get the house remodeling finished, but also feeling…

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