Category Archives: The constant is change

tipping points in life

Potential Disaster to our Aquaponics Building

  We are again faced with a potential disaster. We have a small Aquaponics building that we have kept running after my husband who designed the system died. We felt we had learned enough to keep the system running.  We … Continue reading

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What is a “Den” and “Parlor”?

I have wondered about a curious practice I experienced since I have lived in rural Texas. Often, actually always when we visit neighbors we are met in the yard and the visit entirely is conducted there, outside the house. This … Continue reading

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I Never Want To Go Back

My doctor recommended some exercise therapy after I told her I saw a local exercise place that had aqua therapy. That appealed to me as I loved swimming. I learned to swim when my kids took lessons at the Red … Continue reading

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Suggestions For My Extreme Hair Cut

I have always relied on sympathy from my nearest and dearest relatives. When I donates a 12 inch pony tail to “Wigs for Kids”, I never thought what I would be left with hair cut to 1nch all over my … Continue reading

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Shock and Awe Hair Style

A few months ago, my hair was getting too long and needed cutting. My Daughter, Catherine who has very thick hair also wanted a hair cut. With summer well on it’s way, we thought short hair might be cooler. We … Continue reading

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Back to the future is in progress at Home.

A friend and her husband got behind on payments due to unforeseen events and their home was foreclosed on. They found themselves without a home.  The bank  took their home and all their 18 years of equity. The bank could … Continue reading

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Reflection

Memories are sweet and painful at the same time. My husband died and I thought he left me. I felt so lost, 54 years of marriage with one person made every thought about US, him and I. Now suddenly I … Continue reading

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Progress in Aquaponic herb growing

In the picture above, my Husband, Bud was addressing the problem of drought by investigating a method of growing vegetables and herbs known as “Aquaponics”.  Aquaponics is a closed system that grows fish and vegetables for the table and herbs … Continue reading

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Love, Grief, Understanding

He has been gone for 8 months. He died February 1st. February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September. Now I begin October without him. For fifty two years of marriage I did not see so many things As they … Continue reading

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We Used to Think—Water, Water,Everywhere…..

“and not a drop to drink” may be in our future. If you are paying attention, worldwide there is a concern for available water. Underground water sources are being depleted and drought conditions mean that recharge of the underground water … Continue reading

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