Monthly Archives: April 2012

Transformation 2012: Day 4

Today, I was back in the wallpaper mines. In the grand scheme of things, removing wallpaper is horrible. Two layers of wallpaper is terrible. Three layers of wallpaper is heinous. A wall-art paneled mural, glued directly to sheet rock, is … Continue reading

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Transformation 2012: Day 3

Today was another day in the process of renewing, reflecting, revitalizing and revealing; peeling back the layers and discovering what’s hidden below the surface. I spent my morning in prayerful retreat, then embarked on a new adventure. Inspired by Humans … Continue reading

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Transformation 2012: Day 2

For reference, I’ve included a “before” image. My 10-day transformation is independent of the work that Mr. H has already completed. Prior to my jumping in to strip wallpaper, he’s already removed tile, modified cabinets, etc. Yesterday I spent the … Continue reading

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Transformation 2012: Day 1

We’re flipping another property, code name: Lodestone. Today was Day 1 of a 10-day transformation, for the property and for myself. I focused on wallpaper at the house. In the dining area, there was a lovely silver/white textured paper: After … Continue reading

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18 years ago

This morning, after breakfast at IHOP, you asked and I told you again about how it was on that day, 18 years ago. I think it counts as “again”, though it’s been a while. Maybe today I shared some details … Continue reading

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The Behrs

When Brenda decided to go for a drive in her father’s new Cadillac convertible, it was with no more thought than one might expect from a spoiled 16-year-old. She gave no consideration for the hour (it was almost midnight) or … Continue reading

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Sorry about that

Dear Jaguar-owner, Sorry about your car. I sliced the 17th hole. Finally found the damned ball on your hood. At 7 under par for the course, had to take the shot. I hope you understand. Sincerely, A little birdie For … Continue reading

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There’s no business like snow business

Formed in a cloud, frozen crystals emerge and become falling flakes, gaining speed and conviction. Though only a few at first, soon there’s a flurry, fiercely fighting the forces of wind and gravity, finally finding peace in a drift, first … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elephant Girl, by Jane Devin

Have you ever fallen in love with someone you’ve never met? Someone who, if passed on the street, you might not give a second glance? Imagine inviting that same person into your home, evening after evening, enjoying glasses of wine … Continue reading

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