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    Another Sewing Room Makeover

    During the month of December, I worked on not one, not two, but three projects that I did NOT want to do. Two were urgent and out of necessity (a broken toilet and a broken countertop). The third was another sewing room makeover. Did I want it done? Yes. Did I want to work on it? No. Honestly, I had been putting off this project for a long time. Partially because I thought it would be expensive to do, and partially because I knew it would be a really big project. It ended up being a much bigger project than I had even anticipated, but I actually picked the perfect…

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    Pumpkin’s Laboratory

    This winter ended up being much busier than I had anticipated. I had hoped to work on just one project over the winter, and instead, I never worked on that particular one, and ended up doing many others. Miss Lady was getting antsy to have her room to herself as Cheeks was beginning to disrupt her sleep and was just about ready to move out of the crib. That brought about the question of where we’d move him (or her), and if we needed to move more than just one child. In the end, only he moved, but it led to a lot of cleaning and other projects, including working…

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    Painting the House

    It took 5 years, but we were finally able to make get the house painted! We did not undertake the massive job of painting the house ourselves, but instead, hired our neighbor. There are a lot of pictures in this post (slideshow format for most). It may take awhile to load. This project would not have happened at all if it were not for a hail storm that came through several years ago. The house was in need of a paint job prior to the storm, but after the storm and a couple more years of wear, it needed it more. Insurance covered the cost of painting. It took until…

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    Building an Outhouse

    It’s not very common today to hear somebody say “I need to build an outhouse.” In fact, most people will think you’ve lost your marbles if you tell them something like that. Most of the guys I know think it’s silly, because “Why can’t you just pee in the grass?” and for the people who don’t think that, it’s more like “Why? Don’t you have a toilet in your house?” In fact, after building the outhouse, Scott had to tease me a little and ask all of the people who came over for Rocket Club, “Is it normal for you to go to work and come home and your wife…

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    Seeds, School Work, Sickness, and Planning

    I’m back! Goodness, I really didn’t mean for it to be so long before I got another post up. I had started a few, but never wrapped them up, and by the time I got back to them, I decided to scrap them and start over. We’ve spent our time from the new year until now wrapped up in seeds, school work, sickness, and planning. Scott and I had a conversation a couple of weeks ago about the blog and the purpose it serves, and I walked away with a deeper appreciation of why I take the time to journal all that we do, so I really hate that it…