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Growing more attentive as we try to sell our home

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. -- Benjamin Franklin

Why we love the home we're selling

Siding the house was a real adventure for Sweetheart Al. Never one to see obstacles as "the end of the story," here he describes how he solved the challenge of siding our Victorian farmhouse

For Sale: Country Home With Metal Roof

Metal roofs are common in our neck of the woods. They're good looking, durable, and excellent protection against cinders from wildfires.

Selling Home Sweet Home

Tthose of us who are not in foreclosure, but who still must sell in this down market, feel like we are losing our home. And it hurts.

Home For Sale

This is the worst real estate market for sellers in my lifetime. Nonetheless, we need to sell our much-loved home. So we've listed it. The "for sale" sign is hanging at the foot of our drive. And we're packing up our family photos and favorite souvenirs and clearing out. Follow my blog as we go through this painful process.

Pondering our happy marriage

A chance comment from Sweetheart Al starts me thinking about satisfaction in marriage.

Country morning

We might not have cell phone service or traffic signals, but we share our foothill world with interesting critters.

A Poem for National Poetry Month

Here's a Robert Browning poem in honor of April, National Poetry Month.

Under the rainbow

Friday night, a fierce winter storm took a break and painted a rainbow right over our place. There's nothing quite like being drenched in rainbow light.

Starry, Starry Night

There's nothing like a moonless night in the country to restore one's sense of wonder and awe.

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