The Shelter Saga: Part 2

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A long concrete driveway without too many cracks in it leads up beside this brown gabled house. It’s set way back in the yard and three giant trees block most of the view, so there isn’t much to see from …

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The Shelter Saga: Part 1

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I stopped blogging about our home-buying experiences because I felt like I’d jinx our progress if I told too many people about each step. I found the entire vexing, labyrinthine process too emotionally upsetting to process effectively, anyway. Thus, radio …

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The Bomb In The Kitchen

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I have been watching the rise of the Instant Pot with interest. I like the idea of being able to cook a whole meal with one pan. I really like the idea of being able to put the frozen-solid roast …

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Pregnant with a House

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Tim and I have been toying with the idea of home ownership for a decade or more. We’ve dreamed about it, talked about it, tried a little bit, and looked at other people’s homes. Suddenly one day, though, it was …

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Blog Post Gap Guilt

I haven’t updated in quite awhile, because I’m crippled with gap guilt. It’s a syndrome from LiveJournal days, when a select group of people followed each other’s frequent, personal updates, and most long stretches of silence were ended with a …

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Understanding the Why

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This morning around 11AM, Olin decided to ride his little red wagon through the busiest intersection in Allamakee County. Tim says he heard a knock on the door, assumed it was one of the kids (who were all playing outside), …

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Time Card Categories for $500, please…

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 At work, there is actually a time stamp comment designation for “Sane Nurse”. I guess it’s easier to specify when work is /not/ driving you crazy than when it is…

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Only What You Can Hold

I am a “dreamer” of sorts. I often remember most or all of my dreams, but every once in awhile I have a dream that feels like it has a weight of significance about it. Sometimes, the interpretation is pretty …

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