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Busy Summer

I’ll keep it short, just to get a journal entry in… Work has been insane busy.  This is a good thing in the consulting business, especially following a slow stretch.  Busy bidding work, designing projects, and dealing with staff changes.  Fun times though.  The work is interesting and challenging, and I have a great office … Continue reading »

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The 1905 Project

Well, we bought the duplex, moved into one side of it, and rented the other side to a great set of folks we have met and known now for two years. This is a massive project since the entire building is a fixer upper.  Fortunately the rented side has been refurbed already though, so that … Continue reading »

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Rylee’s Room Tour

I’ve been enjoying seeing some of the kids’ older videos on their abandoned YouTube channels.  Their videos are like little time capsules of where we were when they made them.  It’s fun seeing the world through their eyes.  Luke showed me some old ones today that he and Tate made a few years back and … Continue reading »

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A few more carvings

Well, I lost my wedding ring two weeks ago on a bike ride, so I carved a stand-in until I get around to buying a new one.  I made it out of some of the remnants of the cherry wood I still have lying around.  I only have fairly small pieces left, but I keep … Continue reading »

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I’ve been whittling a good bit this weekend.  I made several pipes (gave many away as gifts) and made a ball in a box, also carved out of a solid block.  It’s a fun way to pass the time in the living room while we’re all hanging out together while Kelly is sitting in here … Continue reading »

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Getting ready for xmas

Kelly has been crocheting all day, every day for the last week or so.  Learning how to do it on YouTube.  She’s made several really cool wool hats.  All of us got one and they are really nice looking and WARM!  She’s got several wrapped and ready to be given for christmas to some family … Continue reading »

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