Category Archives: Dogs

It’s not really the end … (103)

Last weekend I had a housewarming party. I’ve been in my new home for over 3 months now, and while there are still a few mini-projects to finish up, the house is basically unpacked, decorated, and settled. This party was … Continue reading

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Adios 2011 – Here comes 2012! (85)

To say that 2011 wasn’t the best of years for our family is an understatement. Not that it didn’t have its moments, but they were overshadowed by my son’s depression and the house fire in May. Jacob moved back home … Continue reading

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Adjusting to home (76)

I took a long weekend off from work to move, unpack, and try to settle into my house. On Tuesday I returned to my workday routine, and as I was driving home I found myself wondering whether I should go … Continue reading

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Home again (74)

My first weekend at home since the fire! I’ve looked forward to this for nearly half a year, so it doesn’t bother me (too much) that my kitchen is not quite functional or that I have only one working faucet, … Continue reading

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Moving Back, part 2 (73)

Moving day is always a bit crazy, so I allow myself to sleep in a bit. I still have some packing, some cleaning, and of course, last minute laundry to do. Who knows when my own washer and dryer will … Continue reading

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Counting Down (68)

Two more weeks! Two more weeks until I move back into my house!! It may still need some work, but it will be habitable. I am moving back home! Can you tell I’m excited? The lease for the rental house … Continue reading

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Changing it up, or Getting your butt out of a rut (60)

It’s so easy to get into a rut, even after making major life changes. A little over seven years ago I decided to make a fresh start. I moved across the country, bought a new house, found a new job, … Continue reading

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