Monthly Archives: January 2016

We get by with a little help from our friends

This is Chris and his family. Chris has skills. Steve is the most talented carpenter I know and as we progress on our house, he sometimes needs help. However he doesn’t like to ask for help and has a little … Continue reading

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part of my heart

Today I attended a “New Small Group Host” training. Why did attend? I am the Assistant to the Small Groups Pastor at Church of Hope. I’m sure he didn’t “need” me to be there but administratively I think I help. … Continue reading

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Decisions

Each time we have moved the house needed updating. A new floor here, paint some walls there, update the kitchen, add a pool. You know, updating. NOT STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING. I have listened to people who have built homes … Continue reading

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To be like Dad

Today we celebrated the life of Michael Roland O’Connor (December 8, 1923 – January 16, 2016). I did not know Mike, as he was known by, but I know his son and his daughter in law. Glenn spoke at his … Continue reading

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Sweat Equity

We are planning a wedding. The big news is…..the wedding is going to be at our house. The house that looks like this. Yes, all this and a port-o-potty on top of all the rest of the beauty. Courtney asked … Continue reading

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The GOOD – The BAD – The UGLY

There are so many good things happening at the old/new house. There are people working everyday everywhere and it’s so exciting. ¬†We have had air conditioners installed. Yes you read correctly, plural air conditioners. Big House downstairs – Big House … Continue reading

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Who?

Who do you trust when things are tough? Really? My friend is sitting with her husband today during his father’s last days on earth. My co-worker just buried her grandfather yesterday and today gets the call that her other grandfather … Continue reading

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Flexibility is necessary

If owning a 113 year old is not enough, trying to reimagine it’s new life is really hard. Yes, we had an architect Yes we have a permit Yes we have a plan, Yes we have wishes and dreams. Sometimes … Continue reading

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A girl with a saw

Me. I used the chop saw. It was fun. I think Steve must have been desperate for an assistant. I have a shameful thing to admit. I can’t read a ruler. I am good with 1/4, 1/2. 3/4 and the … Continue reading

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The view will improve

We spoke last week about the restoration of the original windows. The restoration is in process as we speak. They are being removed, stripped, scraped, sanded, primed, wood filled and sanded again. We have 6 windows currently at the glass … Continue reading

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