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Size Doesn’t Matter

Meet my brother-in-law Bill the Fabulous. We’ve had family SWAT weekend for years now. The hosting family comes up with a serious Fix-It list and feeds the family and we get stuff done. We’ve built stone walls and decks and … Continue reading

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Everyone Has Something to Give

Meet my friend Amanda. We’ve been through a lot together and she’s been a constant encouragement to me. She also happens to have a fabulous eye for color and design. Her entire family contributed in many ways to our building project. … Continue reading

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Every Gift Matters – Even A Smile

I’m excited to introduce you to Rebecca Patenaude, an artist who married into my family not by blood but still family. Rebecca and her daughter Rori and my Ya Ya Jen came up to paint the mural that for me became … Continue reading

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Everyone Has Something to Give – Even Kids!

It makes sense that a building project would take money, material, and professional labor. But kids? Can kids build a house? Build community?   Yes. Absolutely. I love it when kids help other kids. They’re learning to be thoughtful and … Continue reading

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Just the Beginning

Before I smashed down Aidan’s bedroom walls in anticipation of turning that space into an accessible bathroom, I contacted my friend Michelle, a Seizure Mom, who has been very important to me on Aidan’s Epilepsy journey. She’s more experienced and … Continue reading

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Thank-You!

What do you say when someone builds you a house? It’s seems preposterously small to just say thank-you. I suppose I could write it in the sky in billows of airplane smoke to show the magnitude of our gratitude; or … Continue reading

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Count Down

We have one more week until Open House and the details are getting done. While Garreth and Sue have been working on finish construction stuff, a door handle here and a piece of lattice there, Talley has been getting her … Continue reading

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