Author Archives: AECRM

Things are Looking Up

As some of my friends, family, and readers of my blog may already know, I have been dealing with severe house issues since a major storm did terrible damage to my home way back in late March. The following paragraph … Continue reading

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Things That Matter

With all of the craziness that has come along with the massive amount of damage to the house: fallen chimneys  broken joists   roof raised I still have an insurance company dragging its feet about allowing the work to begin. … Continue reading

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When One Door Closes, Another Opens

Those who follow my blog posts may know that my home, built in 1855, has been badly damaged. In the spring of 2023, very high winds and a tornado caused power outages in our town in Ohio. The winds toppled … Continue reading

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Adventures With Two Dear School Friends, part 2

In my last blog post, our adventures took place in my hometown of Toledo. But I wanted to take my friends to see places dear to my heart southeast of where I live. I come by it, honestly. My parents … Continue reading

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Adventures With Two Dear School Friends

You may have noticed that I haven’t written any blog posts recently. The reason, you ask? I didn’t have time to write because my friends and I were busy having adventures. Ellen drove from North Carolina, and Judy from Indiana. … Continue reading

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Career Counseling, Our Passions, and Some Surprises

Weird things sometimes happen in life. We start out on one path and then realize that the things that make us tick are in a different direction. One of the many blessings of living in America is that our futures … Continue reading

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Looking Forward to Two Dear Friends Visiting

The last three blog posts have been about the drama of my damaged house being repaired. Now I want to switch gears and talk about something cheering that cheers me and might cheer you. This week I have two college … Continue reading

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The Saga Continues: Saving my home Brick by Brick

If you haven’t read the two previous blog posts in this series, which were published on Tuesday, April 28, 2023, and May 2, 2023, consider starting there. But be advised, the story doesn’t end there.  A few days ago, I … Continue reading

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Rot, High Winds, Fallen Chimney, Lifted Roof

I unearthed an old list of blog ideas buried in the paper piles of my office submitted by old friends and two cousins. I am tempted by their excellent suggestions and mean to address them shortly, but right now, I … Continue reading

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A Substitute Musician for Worship and A Home Emergency

The blog post I just finished and intended to post today with pictures and information regarding damage to my home will have to wait. I just received a call from the builders telling me they are conscious of the seriousness … Continue reading

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