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  1. Ann
    March 26, 2019 @ 2:44 pm

    In that bit about “last post” I hope you meant to write “last post for a while, until both Paul and I are rested up and ready to resume normal life again.” Because surely you want to continue your blog for all of us who have come to adore you and Paul. Please, please don’t end your blog forever.

    And my sympathies to Paul (and to you) on his mother’s death. Death is hard and final and there aren’t any rules on how to do it, or how to help other people through it. But it sounds like Paul has done it as well as anyone can, and his mother was fortunate to have her son help her journey. Like you wrote, love is something you do. Paul did it.


  2. Charlotte Bruce
    March 31, 2019 @ 4:15 am

    What a wonderful wonderful husband you have. And we will NOT forget about Paul while you go live with four mtn dudes. You silly! He was a loving son and you are a very supportive wife. As for advertising STUFF, I’m with you. When I moved this last month, we gave away or trashed what we didn’t want/couldn’t take. (I have regrets over a couple things, but can’t be helped now!) Love the “Hammock Hangout” time. Peace to you both.


  3. Christina
    May 3, 2019 @ 4:53 pm

    Your love for Paul and his for his mother and for you shine through your writing. My condolences to Paul and to you and I hope the hammock is as helpful to the humans as it is distasteful to the cat. And please don’t run away to the mountains.

    Just donating your stuff and being done with it seems eminently sane. Mostly I can approximate that sanity but my kids are insisting they want to sell their outgrown toys which means me helping them sell them. They are probably worth something but sigh.


  4. Dee
    September 14, 2019 @ 2:11 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Paul’s mother….. that is so tough, especially dealing with a long illness; you rely on strength you never knew you had.
    Reading about clearing your clutter really spoke to me, I am right there with you surrounded by things that I still love and appreciate but find so hard to let go of. I’m also a very sentimental person which makes letting go of “things” even more complicated. Friends who purge on a regular basis without drama awe me, I envy them. I just recently bought the Marie Kondo book with every intention of reading it and following the method, I want to be free of clutter-but I want to understand how to do it without regret since much of it i am still fond of- but only when I look at it, then I forget all about it.
    I hope we will hear from you again in the future……I have so enjoyed your posts and wit as you’ve shared your renovating projects and Craigslist finds, along with your dedication to animal welfare. Good luck to you and all the best!


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