Category Archives: Daily life

A New Van

We have been having some trouble with our old van and the muffler is about to fall off our second car so we decided to get a new van. We really liked the old Dodge Caravan so we decided to … Continue reading

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A Spring Breeze

Bright and early Monday morning the phone rang. 7:00 to be exact. It was my mother, Paddy, asking if I was ok. I thought she was asking me because I answered in a groggy voice, she just having woken me. … Continue reading

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2013 Chalk the Walk Festival

  Every year the small town of Mount Vernon, about 10 miles east of Cedar Rapids, has an art festival called “Chalk the Walk”. Over the weekend of the fest the City of Mount Vernon closes off two blocks of … Continue reading

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So this is Geezerville!

I have been hurtling down this highway for some time now, but yesterday I officially arrived in Geezerville. Late in the morning I took possession of a couple of hearing aids. I have had hearing loss for quite a while … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel – 7

Our kitchen is finally done! I know it has been a long time since I posted an update, but there was not a lot of progress for a while and I wanted to have everything finished before I wrote this. … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel – 6

We had BIG progress this week. Enough that things look almost done, but there is still a long way to go. Monday morning the carpenters arrived and started putting in the cupboards and cabinets. It took them a couple of … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel – 5

With the new floor in, the first order of business was to install a support wall underneath the windows. This wall serves three purposes; to anchor the cupboards, to move the cupboards out from the wall far enough to hide the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel – 4

Some of you have been curious about how we are making out without a kitchen five weeks into our project. A few days before the demolition was scheduled to begin, we started boxing up all the things in our cupboards … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel – 3

After all the work was done that was described in the last blog entry, the electrical and plumbing inspectors came and gave all the work their blessings. You have to do this while all the work can still be seen. … Continue reading

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Kitchen Remodel – 2

The big day arrives. We thought we might try to do at least some of the demolition ourselves, but as the time grew closer, we asked our contractor for a quote to have the demo done too. The price was … Continue reading

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