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Reflections – A Retrospective

Grateful ! – That’s the word that springs to my mind as I look back over the past year; actually beyond the past year because I’m not just looking at the end of another year but the beginning of a … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads To Another

I was all set for my next post to be about the progress being made on renovations. Instead it is more a path of discovery. When I looked at the house, before buying it, the realtor told me that the … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles – It’s all part of the adventure

My first obstacle was my first house! Since work hadn’t progressed, after problems created several years ago by the builders I had hired, I didn’t have a place to live when I arrived. But I knew that before I left … Continue reading

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Moving Forward – Slowly

As you can well imagine a house that hadn’t been lived in for over two years would require a lot of elbow-grease to get it up to par. The first pass of cleaning was a matter of literally clearing out … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage …” My “stage” genre is comedy-adventure and I take my role (within that genre) seriously.  I’ve found most of my experiences can be viewed with either a comedy or adventure perspective. For me … Continue reading

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Living Bohemian

Two days before moving into my house I had one of those days.  You know the kind, if something could go wrong it would. My sofa-bed was scheduled to be delivered that afternoon and Christophe, who lived next door to … Continue reading

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The Too Much To Do List

Making a list and checking it twice … No I’m not playing Santa.  I’m getting ready to move into my house by the end of the year! Originally I thought the Acte Authentique (transfer deed) would be signed on December … Continue reading

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Plan B Continues

The house had been measured, the initial room layouts drawn, discrepancies noted, measurements verified, and layouts adjusted…  In other words I’ve been obsessing. Vickie & Carol had helped me with the measurements during their visit.  I had just signed the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Plans (a mental meander)

If I had known more about myself before I started college I probably would have become an architect. One of the disadvantages of being young is that you don’t know what you don’t know.  In my youth there was a … Continue reading

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Plan B

It’s always good to have a Plan B.  Mine came unexpectedly when I was talking to my neighbor.  He mentioned that the house on the other side of mine was for sale. What I had heard about the house on … Continue reading

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