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So long, but not good-bye!

It’s time to say good-bye to our home of 22+ years. As our son said, “It’s the beginning of a new era.” How right he was, for we had no freaking idea how different our life would soon become! Life throws you some real curve-balls from time to time, and 2020 had quite a few

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It’s GARAGE SALE weekend Sept. 18-19!

Despite Covid, despite racial injustice, despite the violence in our cities, and despite the terrible, awful fires cross our beautiful state (OMG, what’s next???), we are forging ahead with our planned moving/estate/garage sale in Beaverton. We have almost 23 years worth of our own stuff, my Mom’s stuff, and our kid’s stuff that needs to

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I’ve been putting this post off…

On purpose. You may have noticed there was a long period this fall when I didn’t post anything at all. I started my new blog, made a few posts, and then suddenly stopped posting. For some dumb reason I thought I should make posts in chronological order, so I was consciously stalling. I told myself

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Self Defense Workshop

As a senior in high school, I participated in a work-study program as a part-time bookkeeper’s assistant. After a half day of school, I reconciled checks and cash for a local grocery chain. My job was to add up the hundreds of personal checks, count excess cash, and prepare the store’s bank deposit for a