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Peach, great lakes girl
I live, work, swim, and read in the lovely Irish Hills of southern Michigan, where I design and compose books and journals for a living in my home office. I'm a very lucky girl. I share my happy life with The Beast, an awesome husband I still find amusing; Mr. Rochester, the Old English Sheepdog; and Terilyn, the ginger tiger cat. I utilize the Oxford comma.
Interests: Books, reading, the great lakes, poetry, baseball, curling, english history, swimming, drinking with my friends, gin, islands
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New furniture! Found it on sale at the Art Van website. Mark picked it up a couple of weeks ago. It's a lovely deck. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2012 at wordswim
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It's done! Completely done! I'll post more pictures later on today. Tony built a beautiful gate to go with it as well. The hot tub is here, but that project isn't finished yet. The propane tie-in is complete, as is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at wordswim
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at wordswim
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This might be my favorite. The light, Rochester, the road . . . starting next week we'll move on to my new subject. The goal is to actually make a posting every week. A girl can plan! Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at wordswim
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The deck is nearly finished. Mark will order the hot tub this week. The first picture is taken from the hot tub deck, the second is the view from the big deck, and the last photo is looking toward what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at wordswim
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Much progress has been made since the last update. The heat and a vacation slowed things down a bit, but the first two decks (the hot tub deck & the deck over the old mud room porch) were done a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at wordswim
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The first photo is from Thursday, after the lumber was delivered. The second two photos were taken after the guys (Tony, our master deck builder; Jeff, our master assistant; & Mark, the guy with the checkbook & a strong back!... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at wordswim
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Pear tree blossoms hang, Saying hello and goodbye All at once. Sadly. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at wordswim
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The post holes were inspected & approved. YAY. Mark took Thursday off & he & Tony poured cement in them. Or something. It involved a cement mixer! How cool!!! Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at wordswim
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A beautiful evening. No Rapunzel tonight, but a road picture for our enjoyment. The light was all sideways and golden, the birds were deafening, and the deer were jumping. We have many months of Rapunzel left, but I think I've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at wordswim
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Post holes!!! They need to be inspected, which should happen this week. Then comes the concrete. That will need to sit for a bit, which works out well since Mark is going on his golf trip at that point. When... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at wordswim
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High 60s and sunshine today. The air felt soft. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at wordswim
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Close up of the base of Rapunzel, taken on a warm and verrrrry windy Wednesday. You can see Rochester's fur moving . . . Rain this morning; temperatures predicted to drop later! Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at wordswim
I actually wrote the baseball entry last Saturday, but for some reason my iPhone didn't post it until today. The game Sunday was also broadcast, as was today's. Happy sigh.
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2012 on Baseball! at wordswim
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This was taken Sunday. We did have sunshine this morning, which was very nice. 60 on Wednesday is predicted! I look forward to not bundling up on our walk. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at wordswim
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Mark got me a Detroit Tigers Paws Pillow Pet for Valentine's Day. There's no present I could have wanted more! And yes, it stays on the bed! It's a pillow pet! Last Wednesday, the first day the new MLB At... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at wordswim
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We had soooo much fun on Saturday. Our friends Sally & Eric drove out from Ann Arbor, & Bunnie & Tony made the short drive from Mud Lake. We grilled a turkey in the afternoon, drank, had a bonfire, played... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at wordswim
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Unsettling, this weather is. Where's our winter? Yesterday on our walk we still had a little snow (first picture). Today: all gone. Sad face. I'm still hopeful we'll get ONE GOOD SNOWSTORM, but we're almost exactly halfway through winter now,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2012 at wordswim
We parked on the next block (hang a left as you leave Gracie's) right in front of the meat market building, and I noticed the side of the building as we were walking to the car. What a snapshot of a time & place!
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2012 on Dinner at Gracie's at wordswim
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I took this last night, in New Lothrup, MI. Is that an old-timey sign or WHAT?! My father-in-law said that was Gracie's meat market building once upon a time. He remembers driving out to buy a side of beef on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at wordswim
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You can even see Mark on his way to work! He had the truck, as there was snow in the forecast that day (a week ago). Red sky in morning, Sailors take warning! Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at wordswim