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The Bathroom Floors are Actually Finished

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It seems like it has taken a long time, but our bathroom floors are finished. Actually, they have been for a while but I have been too busy to post about them. We do need to cut the metal transition strips for the guest bathroom. But the floors are all finished! Here are a couple of pictures of our master bathroom:

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Happy Vernal Equinox!

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I want to check in today to wish everyone a happy Vernal Equinox, the first day of Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere. This is one of my favorite days of the year. To me it feels sort of like New Year’s Day because it marks the beginning of the time when the days become longer that the nights.

Since my blog serves as sort of a personal journal, I wanted to record what is happening in our brand new gardens on this first day of Spring, so here are a few photos I snapped this morning.

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Our hibiscus are blooming. Read the rest of this entry »

We Were Supposed To Have A Hurricane Today

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Thank you Hispaniola for saving us! Erika died down before she ever got to Florida. This is the first time since moving here we have put our storm shutters down and they are already back up. They make our little home feel like a cave when they are down. Perfect for a person who has felt like a bear for a few weeks lately. Happily, now my hand is so much better! The shutters are up and I am going to celebrate!

Tonight is homemade pizza night! Read the rest of this entry »

Two years

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That how long it has taken for us to grow a six inch pineapple! Here it is:

Home grown pineapple
Home grown pineapple

Just look at that top! I see a future pineapple there! In Florida it is really easy to grow a pineapple. This one might have been bigger if we had planted it in the ground instead of a big pot. Read the rest of this entry »