Little House on Treeline Court

Now that you have seen the diamonds and duds, I’m sure you are eagerly waiting to hear about the little house that we are buying.  The house we are buying was only the fifth house we looked at in person.  However, it was about the 50th house we looked at virtually.  We didn’t want to …

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Covid Fatigue and our Human Responses

Recently I have been reading about Covid Fatigue and our human responses to it.  Covid Fatigue is a response to disaster.  Just like the famous stages of grief, there are predictable stages of disaster response. I read a helpful article about it on the US Department of Health and Human Services webpage.   These stages are …

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Diamonds and Duds: Part Two

Diamonds and duds.  Now that Sherri Resnick, our realtor had a better idea what we were looking for, she could send us listings suited to our priorities.  Hopefully we could eliminate some duds without having to tour them.  Being able to look at houses online is a wonderful thing, especially when you want to limit …

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Handkerchiefs: Old Fashioned and Useful

About  year ago I purchased a dozen white handkerchiefs.  I wanted to be more ecologically responsible, and one zero waste author suggested using handkerchiefs instead of disposable tissues.  So I bought these handkerchiefs and have been using them for the last year. Handkerchiefs are great.  Everyone should have at least a dozen.  Mine are just …

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Covid Changes Our Thinking

We have now been living with Covid-19 in the US for five months.  I know there is some debate about when it got here but shutdowns and warning started appearing at the beginning of March.  We probably would be further along in our battle against the virus if wearing masks had not become politicized.  But, …

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Socially Distanced Family Fun on July 3rd

On July 3rd, the extended family got together for a socially distanced picnic.  Even this small gathering required all kinds of rethinking our usual family gatherings. First of all, where would we have it?  We wanted to be outside but also protected from the weather.  So, my parents reserved a pavilion at the Lexington Community …

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