Archive for March, 2017


Sixth Home – Green Park Condos

I think we were just about as surprised as the next guy, that after two years back in Portales following our three years of teaching on St. Thomas, we were on a plane with a few possessions, winging our way to another tropical island.  We had met with the teaching recruiters in Vegas, and we’d […]

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Fifth Home – Cherry House

This house was a huge part of our lives, even though we only lived there a little over a year.  It was the first house Gary ever built.  Although he’d spent his life working in all aspects of the building trade, this was his first project from the ground up.  And I have to include […]

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Fourth Home

It’s funny… I drive by this house in Portales almost daily, but it’s one of those small blips on the radar, and I usually don’t think to glance in that direction.  It was a year of transition not only for us, but also for my mom.  We had just moved back from St. Thomas, and […]

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Third Home – The Bethany House

We found this place on St. Thomas the same way we found our four lifelong friends… through the Bible Book Nook which was owned by a Christian college that ran Bethany Publishing.  The college owned the house, and the students doing their internships got to live in the apartments on the first floor.  One was empty, […]

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Second Home – Ruth Hodge’s Place

Actually, the second home was a condo at Sapphire Beach, but it was a tiny handful of months, so it’s getting tossed in with “Ruth Hodge’s Place”. Keep in mind that we landed on the island of St. Thomas back in the day when the internet didn’t exist, and if you looked something up in […]

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