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we made it!

Wednesday afternoon: Thursday morning: Thursday afternoon: This was the first time we’d all been together since Mom died in April, 2020.  Covid had kept us apart–no funeral, no mourning together–so this day was especially important.  The first Thanksgiving in two … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving 2021

And what a happy Thanksgiving it is! Everyone I talk to is giddy with joy over their Thanksgiving plans this year.  So many people are surrounding ourselves with family and friends, making the food they missed last year, welcoming new … Continue reading

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there will be turkey

This is my Thanksgiving 2021 mantra. Yesterday my one-man, non-English-speaking crew started repairing drywall.  And mudding the drywall.  Today he is sanding and priming, along with repairing the drywall that tumbled off the beam when the tree hit.  He doesn’t … Continue reading

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maybe i should have said no

When Nels, head of construction crew, called last night to ask if they could come today and start the drywall and the painting, I said “sure”. Yes, it is the week of Thanksgiving and yes, I was counting on setting … Continue reading

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if you know what’s good for you…

Banjo Man doesn’t do any of the above.  Isn’t he smart? He loves to come into the office in the morning and sit down on my sewing chair–while I’m at my desk–and survey the fabric spread around the tables.  There … Continue reading

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back to normal, kind of

Now that the tree is off the roof and my house is safe and waterproofed, it is time to go back into the sewing room/office/music room and start a quilt. We call this “stress sewing” in our house.  Much healthier … Continue reading

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it’s gone, gone, gone

The local wrecker arrived Wednesday afternoon to lift the tree from the roof. It was quite a process, as you can see. Lots of ropes and prayers! Bill, the tree removal expert, is on the left taking pictures as the … Continue reading

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gone but not forgotten

The tree branch is gone from my ceiling!  The crane came today and lifted the giant branch off the roof of the house and everyone involved breathed a sigh of relief. And for those of you who asked about the … Continue reading

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flashing is the answer

Who knew that finding rubberized flashing tape would be such a project? I’ll back up… Yesterday morning I woke up and said good morning to the tree branch in my house. I’d hoped it would magically disappear, but no such … Continue reading

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the morning after the morning the branch fell

It’s still there. We bailed water from the tubs in the attic until midnight because, just as we were heading to bed, noticed that water was dripping down the inside of the living room windows. We’ll be bailing again–Banjo Man … Continue reading

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