Browsing Category : House remodeling

“Nose to the Grindstone” aka Perseverance


“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance”.   Samuel Johnson For many years Thomas Kincade’s painting “Perseverance” hung in Jeff and Annie Thompson’s home in Boerne.  The painting is of a small sloop emerging from stormy seas under full sail with a beautiful sunrise off the port side.  Often when we were having our coaching sessions I…

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Boat remodeling


“Order is a lovely nymph, the child of Beauty and Wisdom; her attendants are Comfort, Neatness, and Activity; her abode is the valley of happiness: she is always to be found when sought for, and never appears so lovely as when contrasted with her opponent, Disorder”  Samuel Johnson Sunday, 44 degrees, raining, wind 0-5 mph A cold and rainy day…

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Happy Holidays in Redding CA


Sunday, New Years Day, 2:30 pm, 51 degrees, cloudy, wind from the North 3-5mph. Catching up on 2 weeks worth of diary here.  Last Sunday was Christmas Day & today is New Years Day.  Good family time with Ben and Bethany as we celebrated a cold Christmas, but warm in the main house here in Redding. Cindy and Bethany had…

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Weekly recap, Sunday morning


From a scene from “Captain Ron” (quite possibly the best movie ever made…:) Benjamin Harvey: [Overhearing his parents] Wow. We’re getting a boat? Too cool. Katherine Harvey: Ben, remember our discussion about eavesdropping? Benjamin Harvey: Okay. But we’re getting a boat? Katherine Harvey: Your father and I have to talk about it. Benjamin Harvey: Alright. We’re getting a boat. —————————————————————————————————————…

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