We heard back from the loss verifier for our disaster loan this week. He sent our file off to the loan officer with recommendations for additional funds added to our loan amount to account for increased building costs. We agreed to forgo some funds for things that we don’t plan to take care of until … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 67
“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.”~Stephen Hawking English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author Stephen Hawking was born on this day in 1942. Follow me on Facebook @jjshaunauthor.
“There's two things everybody got to find out for themselves: they got to find out about love, and they got to find out about living. Now, love is like the sea. It's a moving thing. And it's different on every shore. And living… well… There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”~Zora Neale … Continue reading Random Quote for January 7, 2022
“And God said, ‘Love your enemy,’ and I obeyed Him and loved myself.”~Khalil Gibran Lebanese-American writer, poet, and visual artist Khalil Gibran was born on this day in 1883. Follow me on Facebook @jjshaunauthor.
The new year arrived with a bang in Colorado. New Year’s Eve brought the first snowstorm of the season, and frigid temperatures came along for the ride—the day after the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. We drove to Estes Park, up the canyon, in the storm. We followed the line of traffic and … Continue reading New Year, New Habits
“How often when we are comfortable, we begin to long for something new!”~Jacob Grimm German linguist, philologist, jurist, and folklorist Jacob Grimm was born on this day in 1785. Follow me on Facebook @jjshaunauthor.
“Time lost can never be recovered…and this should be written in flaming letters everywhere.”~Erik Larson American journalist and non-fiction author Erik Larson was born on this day in 1954. Follow me on Facebook @jjshaunauthor.
We took a few steps back this week. 🙄 Because the world has gotten more expensive, we needed to get another estimate for our home. So, I called our sales rep and asked for the requested numbers. I was a bit surprised when our plan came in lower than their requirements, and for a lesser … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 66
“Those who are animated by hope can perform what would seem impossibilities to those who are under the depressing influence of fear.”~Maria Edgeworth Anglo-Irish writer Maria Edgeworth was born on this day in 1768. Follow me on Facebook @jjshaunauthor.
Can you believe that tomorrow is 2022 already? 😳 Twenty-twenty-one was a year of recovery for First Reader and me. We spent much of January, February, and March cleaning up the debris, making a list of possessions, and applying for federal disaster relief. That experience was as emotionally draining as the fire itself. Grief hits … Continue reading Reflecting on 2021