Make Hay While the Sun Shines

I loved having summers off when I used to teach high school math.  I enjoyed fishing and gardening, and I liked to help my father-in-law at his farm.  I spent a lot of time cutting hay, and I desperately wanted to cut straight rows.  I started by keeping my eyes on the cutting...
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Road Trip

Time for a vacation.  We are visiting family in Montana and spending a few days in Yellowstone.  What to bring?  Tent, sleeping bags, and camping equipment.  Changes of clothes, toiletries, our electronic devices, and a good book.  And don’t forget the kids!  Vacation preparation...
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Hitting the Bricks

This continues to be the summer of home remodeling.  Our latest projects include a retaining wall and a paver patio.  How hard could it be?  Level the dirt.  Put the bricks down.  Then spend the rest of the day drinking tea on the patio, right?  Well… maybe not.  I am finding...
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One Inch Shy of Victory

I have been told there are two seasons in ND, winter and construction.  I am in the middle of construction season.  We are remodeling our home, and I am finding that one project often leads to another.  My wife and I were talking about the various projects one night.  I gave her...
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