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From Rice to Riches

Now that the frosty days of winter are here, I’ve done due diligence by adding a little bit of weather stripping here and there, where there were gaps. We’ve really noticed a difference, even with that little effort. Don’t know … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

…Theo’s ready to move south, Baby, south!!! Had a light sprinkle of the white stuff last night. I think it’s absolutely beautiful, love the change in season, and know it will be gone by noon. Theo’s not so positive about … Continue reading

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Autumn is in the Air

Our first freeze is behind us, and although it’s been followed by some lovely days, the work of pulling up the annuals and cutting back and mulching the perennials is in full swing. I’m still collecting fallen leaves for the … Continue reading

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Always Good to Be Home

Just returned from my first trip back to the States in over two years. Enjoyed seeing family and friends, ate tons of Mexican food (which I dearly miss), and bought lots of clothes that simply aren’t available in the EU. Equally … Continue reading

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Maiden Voyage

Wow, after celebrating my first two years from moving from the states in mid-July, I finally got outta dodge! Full disclosure…this is a long post. And is mostly meant for our own personal diary of the trip, and may be … Continue reading

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Le Tourmania

The Tour de France is coming through our little Lalinde! The whole town is gearing up for about 15 minutes of excitement tomorrow afternoon! I took a little stroll around town this morning and tried to capture the mania. So … Continue reading

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A New Addition to the Family

Our family of automobiles, that is! I’m becoming truly French. Bought the quintessential French car, a Citroën Deux Chevaux, aka, 2CV, Deuche, The Ugly Duckling (Haessliches Entchen), Flying Dustbin, and dozens more. The 2CV is two-cylinder 425 cc (20+ hp!) front-wheel-drive car developed to … Continue reading

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Wait, Where Did May Go?

Enjoying our first Spring in the house. So excited to see what blooms emerge from the plants that have outlived the construction. We are simply enjoying our surroundings and our retirement. We were so happy to welcome two sets of visitors … Continue reading

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Things are looking rosy!

Project of the moment is ALL ABOUT THE GARDEN. Since we’re on the cusp of roses bursting into bloom from the recent heat wave, yet our final freeze of the year coming tomorrow, was torn between bare-root and potted roses. … Continue reading

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Disappointing Finishing Touches

Just a little rant today. FINALLY got the delivery notice that my nightstands for the bedroom were coming. I ordered them in mid-November. Been patiently waiting since the promised delivery date of 31 March. Well the delivery guys showed up with one, … Continue reading

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