Archive for the ‘G and Me’ Category


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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First Home – 612

We’re digging footings on another new house next week.  It’s a common occurrence in our construction world… but every few years there’s extra excitement over the deal because it’s a house for us.   And that’s the case this time.   It’s another chapter in our lives.  And it seems all the chapters can be summed up […]

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I Was Wrong

I was so very wrong. I can remember writing the poem… an anniversary gift for my Gary.  We’d spent the last three of our seven years of marriage living on St. Thomas, and we’d be moving back to New Mexico in a few short weeks.  There’s a line in it… “I know there are no […]

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And What Else?

They were here for the afternoon, my niece and my young cousin.  Sweet, beautiful girls… in only a matter of weeks they would both be turning 13. I was at my desk doing what I do with business spreadsheets, and they were at the table, cutting and gluing, crafting little treasure boxes. Since they were […]

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About Your Uncle…

Last month I spent some time praising our nephews for my Father’s Day post.  They’re all nice young men, and I was happy to give them the pat on the back. Today their uncle is another year older… so to celebrate his day, I thought I’d give these guys several reasons they’d be wise to […]

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Thirty One Years

  Back in the olden days… you know… the 1980s, when there was no such thing as the internet.  Yes, way back then we took our first out of the ordinary vacation.  I came across an article in a magazine about old plantation homes open to guests. It was our anniversary, and to celebrate we […]

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Our Day

The day began as they usually do… rolling out of bed, quietly getting our coffee, getting dressed, headed for the computer and the phones.  As it sometimes happens, G was on his phone talking as he waved to me and headed out the door.  He had appointments and meetings.  I had plenty of work at […]

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Nine out of Ten

We both love conducting imaginary orchestras while working out on the treadmill. Meandering up and down the lanes in a foreign vegetable market makes our day. When “Moon River” comes on the radio, we stop talking and just smile. Oh man… we both love a good steak and a sweet potato.  (Not to mention chocolate […]

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Sharing Horizons

Before we left home, I was thinking about the boot photo… you know… where we put our feet in the picture and capture the view.  I could imagine the photo with Everest in the distance, and a caption popped into my mind.  “Sharing horizons that are new to us”. Once we got there, it became […]

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Yellow Brick Road

If you could read my hiking and camping journals from years ago (and not so many distant years), the story would read differently.  I would carry a heavy pack for miles to get away from the maddening crowd.  Setting up a tent near the car didn’t really qualify as camping.  Freeze-dried meals cooked on tiny […]

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Another Reason

 This is reason number 734,618 why I love my husband. He had spent the day at his desk working on a project bid.  This is no small task, and it takes days of meetings, multiple phone calls, various sets of plans, and several trips to the site just to get started on a bid.  Then […]

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