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Tornado reconstruction continues

Spring has come to St. Louis early, and things are moving again at our house. Among the projects we still need to have completed are: rebuilding the bottom of driveway where the tree’s root ball came up fixing our yard … Continue reading

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Drapes of Wrath of Khan

Okay, so the title of this blog post doesn’t really mean anything, but keep reading anyway. We have been in our renovated home for about 2 weeks or so. It is lovely: the rooms are all painted, the floor is … Continue reading

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Return from exile

Friday marked the return from exile of the Renaud Empire to its imperial family compound. See how the prince and princesses reacted to their “new” digs in this short video.

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Waits and measures

Maybe waiting is the measure of a man. We have done our share of it. Today, I daydreamed back to a sweltering Bolivian night eight years ago when we made pizza for Yoli’s family and I got down on one … Continue reading

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Cabinets!

Took my near-daily spin by the house this morning after dropping the girls at their schools. At last, kitchen cabinets! Watch this short video to see how the house is looking.

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Windows are the eyes of the soul

… at least, I think that’s how it went. Well, we have new windows throughout the house now! There is more drywall going up, and electrical being put in.

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Progress reports

This week Jadzia brought home her first report card — or rather “mid-quarter progress report.” Her teacher had very nice things to say, and of course we are proud of how she is doing in school so far. Last week, … Continue reading

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Proof of a new roof

Some friends on Facebook demanded that we provide photos of the work being done on our house. I present to you now photographic evidence that the project continues to progress. Perhaps by the end of today we’ll have all the … Continue reading

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A house is taking shape

After a wonderful lunch Tuesday with some current and former coworkers, I took a quick detour to check on our house in Ferguson. I knew that the workers had begun framing, so I was eager to see walls taking shape. … Continue reading

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Masonry and excavation … Now that’s progress

Paid a visit to the house today to see how work was progressing, and also because the grass in the front yard was in danger of becoming a forest. What I found was awesome. Lots of works, lots of work … Continue reading

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