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Miss Sharon and I closed on our new home in Sachse Texas today!  It is official we are Texans.  The tradition continued as I carried her across the threshold into our third home.


Our house was finished yesterday and once they got the sod in we were granted a certificate of occupancy!


KJ5D1860 KJ5D1865 KJ5D1866 KJ5D1867 KJ5D1868 KJ5D1869 KJ5D1870 KJ5D1871 KJ5D1873 KJ5D1875 KJ5D1876 KJ5D1877 KJ5D1878 KJ5D1879 KJ5D1880 KJ5D1882 KJ5D1883 KJ5D1884 KJ5D1886 KJ5D1887 KJ5D1888 KJ5D1889 KJ5D1890 KJ5D1891 KJ5D1893 KJ5D1898 KJ5D1902  KJ5D1908 KJ5D1910KJ5D1906Sharon’s new rug waiting on the new dining room table!  The real fun starts tomorrow as the truck is scheduled to show up at 8:00 AM.  It will be a long day, but sleeping in my own bed will feel good!

Life is good and I am blessed!



I moved to Sachse Texas, but almost everything I am doing or need is just three or four miles away in Garland Texas.  The area I really like is named “Firewheel”  Firewheels are a native wildflower, in fact it is the Oklahoma state flower.  They are also called Indian Blanket.  While driving around, I found a large patch growing on the side of the road.


Thought this one turned out decent considering it was shot with my iPhone.

FireWheel Golf

FireWheel Town Center

More to come as I start to live my new Texas life through my lens.  I’ll post when I can.

Life is good and I am blessed!





Martha Ave Update 5-12-15

The moving truck showed up today on the Illinois house.  The Sachse house is now about a week behind due to all the rain.  Right now we don’t have a final closing date but hoping for sometime before Memorial Day weekend. I was able to walk through it and get a few updated photos.

KJ5D1858 Our SubdivisionKJ5D1856 We have concrete and graded today!KJ5D1779 12 and 14 foot ceilings mean extra tall front door.  I am guessing 9 feet tall.


Office Doors are finished.


All tray ceilings are done.

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The hardwood was covered with paper, but this closet wasn’t covered.KJ5D1829

Laundry room still missing base cabinet and counter top.KJ5D1838 KJ5D1839 KJ5D1845


Our pool for the summer of 2015, five houses down the street.KJ5D1853

Hopefully we will be able to limit the numbers of nights in the hotel.  More in the adventure to come.

Life is good and I am blessed!



Urbana Grand Prix

Yesterday I finally got to watch my son Matt race in a road race.  I have seen him race mountain bikes several times but I had kind of avoided the road races.  Mountain bikes hit speeds of 15 to 18 MPH, and crashes are mostly on dirt.  Road races a different story.  Speeds pushing upper 30’s and crashes on concrete.

Matt raced the Urbana Grand Prix, and he even made the local paper.  Check out some of Matt’s photos and write ups over on his blog at Cycles In Life

PBKJ1639-FrameShopPBKJ1584-FrameShop PBKJ1599-FrameShop PBKJ1630-FrameShop PBKJ1735-FrameShop PBKJ1738-FrameShopLife should get back to some type of normalcy soon, until then I’ll post when I can.

Life is good and I am blessed!

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