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Month: June 2011

art::the ancient path

“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. Emily, my dear blogging friend and author of a blog and a brand new forthcoming book, writes often about ‘relentlessly pursuing your art’-—no matter how grand […] Read more…

Random mumbo gumbo

1. I told you about our church’s plan to read the New Testament this summer. Would you think less of me if I told you  we’re woefully behind? Why is it that it can be so hard (especially in the summer) to squeeze in time for the most powerful words on  earth? These words of […] Read more…

Project Restoration:: White Hardie Siding

There’s been so much accomplished at the lake house this week that it’s almost hard to believe. Inside, we have plumbing, electrical, heat and air, central vac, sound and security roughed in!! Outside, we have soffit and siding going up like crazy. Steve and I have had many discussions about this white siding.    We […] Read more…

Weekend Adventures on the Lake

h We had a lake-swimming watermelon-eating house gazing sea-doo riding cliff-jumping belly-laughing kind of a weekend. ****** I’m gonna need a week to recover. Hope yours was fun too! I’m off to Dollywood again tomorrow so say a little prayer. I don’t do well when mixing funnel cakes, 90 degree weather  and the dizzy discs. […] Read more…

Project Restoration:: Covered Porch

I have a back porch!!! It’s gonna be so awesome back there. Our other house had a back deck that wasn’t covered and was much smaller. I think this one will be much more usable, even in the summer. The framers are working on my screen porch today—which makes me happy! The plumbers have started […] Read more…