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The Slow Evolution of a New Home

When my beloved and I purchased our “fixer-upper” retirement home last year, we weren’t thinking The Money Pit – we were seeing possibilities. We had a home inspector and a contractor go through the house with us to help us make a realistic … Continue reading

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Crimson Cutouts

A few weeks ago, the Japanese Maple tree on our front lawn presented us with an amazing fiery display. For about ten days, each day it was a little more brilliant than the day before. And then, before we knew … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – What Possessions Are Nearest to Your Heart?

Challenge #19 Moving is always a little traumatic. But moving from a larger home to a smaller retirement home may be even more stressful. Certain memories and  possessions won’t make the cut for the new home. If you had to … Continue reading

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To Keep or Not to Keep? The Trials of Downsizing a Household

OK, fellow boomers – let’s say you’ve been living in your house (or carrying stuff with you from house to house) for thirty, forty, or fifty years. You probably have things stored in the attic or basement that you haven’t … Continue reading

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Facing the Future and Enjoying the Passage of Time

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time Any fool can do it There ain’t nothing to it Nobody knows how we got to The top of the hill But since we’re on our way down We might … Continue reading

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Is the Cloud Friendly? or Can We Ever Find Cyber Security?

I like doing the USA Today puzzles. Because they aren’t on the Kindle edition, I sometimes pick up the paper version. Although I don’t rely on this for all my hard news, I do enjoy reading the news snippets from various states, baseball … Continue reading

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