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Heat, Hidden Shelves, and Hunger

July in North Dakota feels a little like July in Texas. For that reason, we are so thankful that the picture below provides the promise of COOL inside the tin can. 391 more words

The Beginnings

Portrait session with Dan, Alexandria, Virginia. June, 2016.

Dan, one of my oldest friends and professional colleagues, recently visited Alexandria, Virginia, and we had an opportunity to make a portrait that reflects his dedication to his Masonic brotherhood as well as his fantastic sense of humor.   106 more words


Hidden Gem

Like many notable early settlers Thomas & Andrew Chirnside, the original owners of the estate,  were members of the Acclimatisation Society, an organisation which introduced several European flora and fauna species to the Australian landscape. 115 more words


Team Work: Water Heater, Staining, and Kilz

On Sunday, I posted about our great news that we have power. Shortly afterwards, a few photos came through my text from the huz that will take us a step back a couple of weeks to bedroom construction and water heater installation. 362 more words

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Grotto at Granard

The grotto at Granard in Longford is a serene, and yet tragic location. A local girl, due to the stigma of being a single mother, kept quiet she was with child, and saught solace in the grotto where she gave birth alone, and due to complications both she and her infant son died, causing a nationwide controversy. 204 more words

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We Have Power!

I know – titles shouldn’t be spoilers, but it is just too exciting not to use it as the title!

Before I get to the update, I thought I should re-cap for some who might be new to our project. 618 more words

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4% of Floor Space

The dimensions are cut, the space is created, and the math is in.

When you have a furry friend who will live with you during the downsize (which we do), creating the right amount of space for him is important. 194 more words

The Beginnings