Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mistakes I Made This Year

The “year of renovation and renewal” for my gardens and home was an ambitious project. I had two gardens that were useless, one because of weeds and the other because of its construction. I wanted both of those fixed. One, … Continue reading

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Friday Flowers – August 7, 2015

First off, there was a tornado here Monday night, passing within about a half mile south of me. I had no damage of any kind, but others weren’t so fortunate. It was an EF1, with the main damage to trees, … Continue reading

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Replacing the Ruined Dock

The dock at the end of my back yard on Valley Lake was a ruin. Too far gone for renovation, replacement was the only option. I wasn’t going to do it this year (see Priorities, Regrets and Successes), but finally … Continue reading

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Renovation and Renewal – Prioritizing, Regrets and Successes

When I applied for a home equity line of credit back in February, I had certain things in mind that I wanted to do with the money. Unfortunately, due to falling property values in my area, I couldn’t get as … Continue reading

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