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June 16, 2021
Almost A Year Later from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday I went back in my email to find the email I sent Vince where I said “I think I’ve found our next home!” It was on July 6, 2020. The funny thing is that I searched my email for “Webb City house” and two other emails popped up where either I sent email to...

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June 12, 2021
Stormy Night from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We had rain and quite a bit of thunder tonight. I looked outside and saw this: I went to the door and was able to get t his picture. I suppose it was a combination of the sunset and clouds but I’m no meteorologist – just thought it was interesting.

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June 11, 2021
Wisteria Trellis from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning we (again, mostly Vince but I did help) hung the welded wire fence panels that we’ll use for the wisteria to climb on. Knowing how we operate, there will probably always be things stored under the panels so eventually, we’ll probably plant some low hedges on the other side so neighbors don’t have...

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Unpacking Boxes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It’s very likely we’ll never unpack every single box in this house. I would love it if we did but . . I just don’t know. Today when I went down to sew, I did a little upacking and putting things away. It’s not fun to work in the room when it looks like it...

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June 9, 2021
Hummingbirds from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night I was thinking about the hummingbirds and we’ve always had enough blooming that there were an abundance of hummingbirds. Even in Texas where we didn’t have a lot of blooming plants in the yard, there were wild flowers and fruit tree blossoms. Other than the one knockout roses, there are few blooming plants...

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Busy Tuesday from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

In a comment, someone wrote jokingly (maybe) “You two need your heads examined!” I think she may be right.This evening Vince said “I believe we have more to take care of here than we had in Texas. No. Not true. We had 60 fruit trees, a lot of chickens and a huge garden. But, we...

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June 8, 2021
We’re Never Moving Again? from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We say that every day . . at least twice every day. Both of us watch realtor.com because it’s kinda entertaining to see the crazy prices and how quickly a house is marked as “pending” after having been listed. It would not be entertaining if we were first time home buyers or needed to find...

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Wisteria from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Our family moved to the Lake Charles area from north Louisiana when I was a child – before I had started to school. Mom and dad and my aunt and uncle bought lots next to each other on a little dead end street. There was a dead end street behind us. We were, by most...

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The Yard and Trees from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I tried to take pictures and kinda put what’s where in perspective but looking at the pictures, I probably didn’t do a very good job. The little road in front of our house is a dead end. Just our house and one more so if you’re driving down our little road towards the main road,...

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June 7, 2021
The Smoke Alarm from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’ve always said I couldn’t understand why anyone wouldn’t have a smoke alarm but I’m beginning to understand it! Not really, I’d never not have smoke alarms. But . . remember right before Vince got here when the smoke alarm in the hallway outside our bedroom started beeping during the night? I couldn’t reach it...

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June 5, 2021
Roses from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

While I think roses are absolutely gorgeous and I love the ones that smell, I’m not a fan of growing them. When I’ve seen what I considered amazing rose gardens, they were spaced perfectly apart, kept perfectly trimmed and not a weed in sight. I’m not that kind of gardener. I’m aware of knockout roses...

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June 3, 2021
The Raised Beds from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

My little garden is doing great. I love it. It’s such a good size for me. Ever met someone who is NEVER happy? That would be me! I hope not but I’m telling you . . it was hot out there just before noon. I was out there maybe an hour and I was huffing...

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June 1, 2021
Planting Trees from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning as we were leaving to go finalize the plans for the building, the lady from the nursery called and said the guys were coming this morning to plant the trees so we hurried up with the building details and came back home. They were here and had them all lined up so we...

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May 31, 2021
Fresh Yard Eggs from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

When I see Chad, I get eggs from them but since I didn’t get Addie this weekend, and since I forgot to get eggs from them last weekend, I was almost out of eggs. A man had advertised on the local neighborhood group that he had eggs so yesterday Vince and I went over there....

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May 30, 2021
The Poor Shrubs from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Vince has been out working in the yard. I knew he was trimming the shrubs on the side of the house. I haven’t gone to look at those. I’m afraid to see what he’s done. There are/were shrubs on the front just beyond the dining room window. They needed a bit of trimming. They are...

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Farmers’ Market from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning we picked up our CSA box. The vendors who grow their crops outside are all concerned about the weather. It’s so wet here. There’s standing water in their fields, some things are dying. Heck the highway we use to go to town had barricades tha that had been pulled to the sides but...

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May 29, 2021
Little Giants, Fruit Trees, Rocks, Garlic and Potatoes from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

How’s that for everything you want to know about what’s growing around here? Our yard had so many rocks! We thought the rock was bad in Texas but there was a limestone layer, about 1-1/2″ thick. Vince would bust through it, remove it and be done but the soil there wasn’t very plant/tree friendly. Here...

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May 24, 2021
Vince’s Shop from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This morning we drove over a bit east of here to talk to a man about a shop for Vince. After they were done talking, the man told us that his sons have chickens and he had eggs for sale but he gave us a dozen. Then he was talking about cows and they raise...

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We Said We Weren’t from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

But . . we did! We said we weren’t going to have a garden and we don’t have much of one but we have one started. This one has three pepper plants, parsley in the middle and two squash plants. This one has 6 tomato plants and I’ll plant two more in there. There’s also...

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May 23, 2021
Dinner is Done from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The highlight of dinner for me was homemade rolls! We had lasagna, fried eggplant, kohlrabi and corn on the cob. Addie and Vince love lasagna, Vince loves fried eggplant and kohlrabi but I knew Addie wouldn’t eat that. We all ate corn on the cob. I never got around to making the salad – we...

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