Author Archives : rexjennings

Engagement party in Redding and Electric bike riding


Most of this week was focused on getting ready for the engagement party Saturday evening… lots of landscaping to catch up on as we had much of the old mulch removed, sprinkler systems updated, and new mulch applied.  Rose bushes had been badly neglected and needed lots of trimming, back field mowing…etc.  Since the temps have been over 100 degrees…

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106 in Redding (feels like 92 :)


“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Herbert Continuing our trip back from Alabama took about 6 days… a long time to be on the road, but provided lots of good podcast listening on Spotify and conversation for us.  Favorites are: WSJ Tech new briefing, Mike Rowe “How I heard it”, Freakonomics, WSJ…

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She said Yes!!!


As mentioned in the last post, Ben and Bethany had a special date while visiting in San Antonio… Ben proposed to her at the Signature restaurant and she said YES!  We are super excited to see them begin this new phase of their lives, and looking forward to another wedding soon! Shortly afterward we shared the news with the whole…

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Family time in Boerne


“Your creativity starts with whether you are curious, or not”. Frank Gehry. Sometimes when events and days fly by so quickly the best way to review what happened is to go back and look at my photos.  Each day I try to take a photo of something beautiful and interesting.  Some days that is a quiet martini at the RV…

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Boat shopping & getting ready for the British to come…


“Whoever goes hunting for what is right and kind finds life itself— glorious life!” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:21‬ ‭MSG‬‬ This week we went down to Kemah Texas to look at a 2005 Beneteau 473 that had been on our radar for a while. Arrived on Wednesday and enjoyed re-visiting our old stomping grounds, the Kemah Boardwalk area where we once shared/sailed a…

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Not making big decisions fast…


“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people”. -Eleanor Roosevelt The weather has been near perfect here in Boerne this last week.  Sunday we enjoyed visiting Grape Creek Winery in Fredericksburg with Jim & Marvilyn, listening to great live music and relaxing at this beautiful place.  It is just amazing how huge the wine and brewing…

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Community…


“You don’t get a 2nd chance to make old friends” (unknown). Our time spent in Boerne is rich in relationships with family & friends.  Many of the friendships go back decades and are true treasures to be guarded and valued greatly. Early this week we were able to get out sailing on Boerne Lake & test Rich’s new Texas themed…

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The Rubik’s cube of decisions…


Decision fatigue – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_fatigue In decision making and psychology, decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making. It is now understood as one of the causes of irrational trade-offs in decision making. While we have been enjoying seeing family & friends and catching up this week, we have also been experiencing some “decision fatigue” (an actual thing…

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Close call…


Difficult is worth it, difficult makes us who we are. (Mercedes commercial) Back in Boerne Texas now after a 4 day CA to TX trek that went smoothly up until the last 200 miles.  We made an unexpected stop just East of Ozona Texas on interstate 10 when the front driver’s side tire blew out.  Fortunately we were able to…

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