This looks familiar

This looks familiar

We took possession of this property a year ago this week. I remember sitting on the patio the day we got the keys and marvelling at the heavenly smell of the lillies. They were about the only thing not pummelled by the drought. We sat and looked around and couldn’t believe where we were and

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Soggy Bottom Blues

Soggy Bottom Blues

I love trees. I love buying trees. I love planting trees. I love watching trees grow and mature. I feel like the best thing anyone can do is plant as many trees as possible. I get upset when I see trees being cut down. Heck, just the sound of a chainsaw makes me nervous. Considering

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80’s Rancher rehab

80’s Rancher rehab

This house was built in 1986 by the guy who used to live next door. He was the carpentry teacher at the College and apparently took his sweet time picking out only the best wood for the framing and finishing of this house. When we toured the house for the first time we were happy

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Woo Hoo – a Hot Tub

Woo Hoo – a Hot Tub

We have had an ongoing discussion about getting a hot tub for about 10 years or so. We are very active with golfing and working out so it would be nice to relax and soothe our muscles. For some reason, I have always had an excuse to delay the purchase. Something like “we don’t have

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The Heart of the Home

The Heart of the Home

This house had a woodstove when we viewed it. This rancher has a large space in the middle of the house that is a coat closet and also holds the chimney and water heater. I think its a little weird to have the water heater on the main floor of a house but then I

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