Author Archives: Jenny

To be

He is 14. My heart will surely break when he leaves this planet. But let’s not think of that. Tonight I sink my fingers in his coat softened with age. I whisper stories into his ear about his herding prowess. … Continue reading

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Medical costs

I was reviewing my claims under Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield for my recent medical emergency during my ‘help mom out’ visit to California. My out of pockets for the six prescriptions was $36.71. I am very very grateful indeed … Continue reading

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Kate is 11

    Happy 11th birthday to my sweet natured barky girl Kate. She is my fighter jet on a kite string sheep herder, snuggle buddy, lazy – smart rally-er (Down. Dooowwnnn. Doowwwnnnn, Kate, pat pat pat), pretty conformation girl. We … Continue reading

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14 years

Thank you Kathy Seube and Floyd for trusting me with my first Cardigan. He is 14 today. We’ve had such adventures. I imagine you watching us from Heaven, Kat. I think you’d approve of how far we’ve come.  

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Harebells

I enjoy seeing the harebells bloom. I painted our door to match them a few years ago, and Es door to match this year.  

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And done

Mercy I’m tired. Floor, baseboard, door trim all done. Remaining: light switch, room reload.

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Floor

Floor is down.  I’m feeling proud. I thought Scott would do this part of the project but he is run down and his energy is very low. I’m grateful for the work he has done – several hours each night. … Continue reading

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Fiddly bits

I like how the bits around the closet came out. Plus first coat of paint is in the baseboard and trim.  

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Finish is in sight

Almost there, with the ‘easy’ part.  Last two rows will be time consuming. I have to rip at least 5 boards, notch two for pipes, notch two more for the closet bump. Hard parts to come. Clean up wall where … Continue reading

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More flooring

More progress. The transition strip is ugly but I installed it in such a way that we can redo more precisely at a later date. Like when we aren’t in a time crunch to git ‘er done before E returns … Continue reading

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