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Day 86 - Insomnia
Monday, February 23, 2015      6 comments

Our little black dog, Stella, usually wakes up at least once in the middle of the night. She comes out from under the covers and shakes so that her tags rattle. That's her signal that she wants to go outside. That happened at 3:48am this morning... Read more
Day 85 - Traveling Life's Journey
Sunday, February 22, 2015      6 comments

As we finish up our projects here at the lake and get ready for our return home to Sacramento, it's interesting to think about the day that's coming soon when we won't be making that return trip. The lake house is starting to feel like home, and... Read more
Day 84 - Acceptance
Sunday, February 22, 2015      3 comments

We received all the documentation from our potential buyers today, confirming that they have all their funding in place to buy our house. After many discussions between the two of us, and others with our real estate agent, we decided to accept t... Read more
Day 83 - Splurge and Celebrate!
Friday, February 20, 2015      2 comments

It was a day full of activity. We met with our local kitchen cabinet dealer this morning to talk about our dream chef's kitchen that we'd like to have here at the lake. He's taking the measurements back to his shop to come up with a design that ... Read more
Day 82 - Measure Twice, Cut Once
Friday, February 20, 2015      9 comments

That's the old adage for carpenters - always measure twice before you cut, to make sure you are accurate. That's a lesson I need to be reminded of whenever I'm doing a home project. We installed our medicine cabinets in the master bathroom ... Read more
Day 81 - Get Your Head in the Game
Thursday, February 19, 2015      5 comments

I realized during my strength workout today that my mind was somewhere else. As hard as I tried, I could not focus on my exercises. I was thinking about all the things that were going on - packing the car, running errands, cleaning the house, dr... Read more
Day 80 - Let's Get Physical! Therapy, that is...
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      8 comments

I had appointments with new Physical Therapists today - one for my hand, and the other for my hip and shoulder. Both good visits, they said I was doing really well. In fact, the hand therapist said that my complaint about my thumb joint not bend... Read more
Day 79 - Good Stress, Bad Stress
Monday, February 16, 2015      8 comments

Stress isn't necessarily a bad thing. It can give you energy to get something done. It can prompt you to make a change in your life. It can force you to take a different outlook on a situation. Today was one of those days where the stress w... Read more
Day 78 - Preaching to the Choir
Monday, February 16, 2015      5 comments

I preached at both our worship services today at our church. It was actually great fun, although I started the day pretty nervous. I sang in the praise choir and ran the first service, jumping back and forth from my place in the choir to the lec... Read more
Day 77 - Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 14, 2015      6 comments

Although today is the day that we celebrate love, we need to remember to express our love every day. Whether you're with your special someone, a family member, or a good friend, telling them that you love them makes them feel good, and it makes ... Read more
Day 76 - Anticipation
Friday, February 13, 2015      5 comments

Our house is officially on the market! The photos are finished, and our agent put together a great virtual tour: tours.topnotch360.net/29
5638 The MLS listing should be finished sometime today. It's pretty exciting... Read more
Day 75 - Learning to Love Myself
Friday, February 13, 2015      7 comments

The DailySpark motivational video I watched this morning was about a woman who had learned to love her body after a pretty horrific childhood (bulimia, sexual abuse, etc.). While I didn't go through the kind of trauma she experienced, I have als... Read more
Day 74 - Avoiding Shortcuts
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      8 comments

The house is pretty much ready for the market. Our real estate agent prefers to use a professional photographer to take the photos for the listing, because they know how to capture the light and angles the best to show off the house. Just from l... Read more
Day 73 - The Competition
Tuesday, February 10, 2015      6 comments

For me, exercising is a competition. My fiercest competitor is my lazy self, the guy who says "aw, you don't have to work out today - give yourself a break!" Sometimes I have to really go to battle with him to make sure that I beat him fair and ... Read more
Day 72 - Slim Pickings
Monday, February 09, 2015      4 comments

The forecast said more rain today, but except for a few clouds, we had blue sky, sunshine, and temps close to 70! It was gorgeous today, and our 80-minute, 4.4 mile walk this afternoon was extra enjoyable with no jacket (and a T-shirt that would... Read more

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