Browsing Category : House remodeling

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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29 years!


“One of the greatest responsibilities and privileges that we have is to find excellence in others”. Bill Johnson on Psalm 16 (If you are looking for our motorhome for sale post, please click here) Today is our 29th wedding anniversary.  That seems strange to type.  How can that many years have gone by so quickly?  We are so grateful to…

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Master Suite almost completed


Sunday, 80 degrees, sunny, wind SE 2 mph Feels great to have the sun out again and enjoy being outdoors.  Good progress on the Master Suite remodeling this week, finishing tile floor details, hooking up the floor warming thermostat, installing shower valves trim, and the heavy glass shower door (another 1st for me to install a frameless shower door… went…

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Healthy Reflections


“Forever is composed of nows”  Emily Dickinson Sunday morning, 40 degrees, sunny, wind S 5 mph. It’s always a little surprising to reflect on the week past.  Often I sit down to write and am thinking “not much to write about this week”, but when reviewing photos taken during the course of the week it is encouraging to see what has been accomplished.…

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Sunny in Redding (at last)


“Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.” (excerpt from 1 Corinthians 13:3-7 MSG) Sunday morning, 44 degrees, Sunny, wind SE 2 mph Looks like the rain has stopped for a while.  Good to have a break after almost 2 months of rain.  The camellia bushes are blooming like crazy,…

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Making beautiful things?


“I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort—and disappointment, and perseverance.”—Vincent Van Gogh, The Hague, September 9, 1882, to Theo Van Gogh   Sunday morning, 48 degrees, wind from the South 10-21 mph, raining, cloudy. Thanks to Bethany Mossburg for sharing the Van Gogh quote.  A perfectly timed reminder to persevere during those times when we…

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Tape and Float Yoga


““So, my dear friends, listen carefully; those who embrace these my ways are most blessed. Mark a life of discipline and live wisely; don’t squander your precious life. Blessed the man, blessed the woman, who listens to me, awake and ready for me each morning, alert and responsive as I start my day’s work. When you find me, you find…

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Super Bowl Sunday


But wait… “There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger and directs us to hidden treasure. Otherwise how will we find our way? Or know when we play the fool?” Psalm 19:11 MSG 55 degrees, cloudy, 70% chance of rain, wind from the South, 5-10 mph Spent most of Monday and Tuesday enjoying our last few days with Emily here.  Slower…

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Family Time & Remodeling


“It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation; It takes knowledge to furnish its rooms with fine furniture and beautiful draperies” Proverbs 24:3-4 Sunday, 39 degrees, partly cloudy, window 0-5 mph. A cold morning (33 degrees) when we woke up today.  Birds singing outside & gathering up their morning breakfast from the…

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Raining in Redding


“Give them the wisdom to guide this great nation, the strength to protect it, and the hands to heal it. We bless President Donald J. Trump. We ask that You give him the wisdom of Solomon, the vision of Joseph, and the meekness of Christ. Solomon, who kept peace among many nations, Joseph, who dreamed better for the people, and…

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