Category Archives: Musings

Good Bye House

We did it.  We sold our home.  We’ve moved out and a new, younger family has moved in. Like a lot of families, we’ve moved around a bit.  This means that our children have no particular attachment to the physical … Continue reading

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On Being Awesome and Dedicated Parents

We have five kids. Raising kids is hard work. Work that often goes unrewarded. What other work do you do where you dedicate yourself to it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for the rest of your life? … Continue reading

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When Your Chicks Leave the Nest

Today, we took our baby to the airport. She is going to Buenos Aires, Argentina 5,415.2 miles 8,714.0 kilometers 4,702.5 nautical miles from home to live for 4 months. When I think about her I think about this picture. It … Continue reading

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Downsizing: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and The Gift of Prom Dresses

About midway through last year, when DSH and I finally decided to Downsize For Real and put our house onto the market, I made a mid-year resolution. The resolution was that I would remove at least one thing per day … Continue reading

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Skin in the Game

DSH and I have similar philosophies with regard to money and finances.  This has given us one less thing to argue about over the years. We both agreed and enforced similar habits with regard to earning and spending money with our children.  … Continue reading

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Irony

Today is my birthday. Today our cat, Angel, died. She has lived with us since 1997. She was 2 years old then. Our babies were 4 years old. She spent most of her life with us living under the kid’s … Continue reading

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Downsizing. For Real.

About mid-way through last year, DSH and I decided that we were going to downsize.  For real. In other words, we’ve been talking about downsizing for a while now.  I have been ready for far longer than my DSH.  I … Continue reading

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