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Why remodeling has to wait until I’m off the ledge

I have an amazing life. So many exciting adventures have crossed my path (and if you don’t believe me, take some time to read my oldest blog, TrusttheUniverse.com), and I am grateful for all of them. All of them! The business of blogging has forced me to share things I normally keep to myself. But I also know, through my work as an optimism guide and motivational coach, that our stories help others learn as well.     At the big house If you are a regular Cash Crone reader,…

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Giving Old Bricks a New Life

During the demolition process of Eleven House’s interior, we removed two brick chimneys that were unsafe and unnecessary, now that we were going with electric heat and a pellet stove.     Taking it down We removed bricks from the roof level and tossed them to the hillside on the edge of the property. Then we removed the inside bricks and stacked them in the room that will eventually be a kitchen. They have been there ever since. I considered using them outside in the narrow part of the property….

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Eleven House: Beams are up, Scotty!

We were beaming last week! Two engineered beams were installed in the studio side of Eleven House! Cats in the attic? I haven’t posted about Eleven House for some time – because nothing has happened. We stalled out after we went way over the demolition budget. Who knew that removing plaster and debris could be so expensive? Lesson learned – factor in high costs for preparation. When we opened the ceilings, we found a roof with some problems. In fact, someone had “fixed” a leak by placing a cat litter box…

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12 Ways Honeybees Can Teach You About Home

In my previous life, BBLE (Before Big Life Events), I kept honeybees. The honeybee was, and still is, one of my deepest passions, and each time I see one it makes me smile. Honeybees are social creatures with their lives centered on their home. The recent focus on the honeybee and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has caused more Americans to learn about – and appreciate – the hard-working insect. They are magical bits of sunshine, and we need them more than you know.  Every time I visited the honeybees, I came…

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Eleven House: Lovely New Meters and Lights!

Eleven House moves forward! I have been neglecting you lately, readers! But I’m still here, juggling away. As you know, I have a childcare position before and after school. This week, school ended for the year, so I am focused on the summer’s activities with some upcoming family events, Eleven House and my own writing and voiceover business. Progress slowed down a bit on Eleven House – but we are still moving forward! The electrician came in to install new meters and panels, and the power company put in a new…

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