Karen & Kurt 
Edgewood in St. Denis

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What comes after 3?

Posted by karenandkurt on January 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (1)

I’ll admit this right here: I made a big aunting mistake during the Thanksgiving break while driving back with my sister and her three kids.

 

I realized I had no idea what comes after “three.” I’m just glad my nephew didn’t know I was clueless at that moment. (I’m also glad – I think – that my sister was sleeping at that moment, too.)

 

We spent a wonderful long weekend for Thanksgiving with our brother, parent...

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Leaving Misty Lake

Posted by karenandkurt on September 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

As I write this, we are almost done moving the last drips and draps out of Misty Lake and cleaning the townhouse. I never realized how emotional this process is! Stuff just seems to keep coming out of the house! It’s amazing what two people, who lived full single lives for 15 years, can cram into one house during the first few years of marriage.

We have loved Misty Lake. The neighborhood – our corner of it – has been beautiful. The pond made a huge difference in hel...

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Welcome to our house

Posted by karenandkurt on August 22, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

So, my friends, here’s the update: We signed on the house on Friday. We bought our house! After last month’s crushing rejection, Kurt and I spent a serious two weeks grieving for the Sutton Avenue house that we lost out on. As you recall, I spent the first week waiting for a call that was not going to come.

But an email did.

On the Friday of the second week, at 10:30 ...

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Not Our House

Posted by karenandkurt on July 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I keep checking my email account for an email that isn’t coming. Kurt and I spent this past weekend trying to buy a beautifully redone house built in 1887 and adjacent to Patapsco State Park.

And we didn’t get it; someone out bid us. And we’re crushed. And I keep hoping that the “someone’s” bid falls through and we’ll get an email saying that the seller has accepted our offer instead.

I stood there in the room that would have been m...

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Ten Years

Posted by karenandkurt on May 2, 2011 at 4:19 PM Comments comments (2)

For two months I have been trying to find the time – and headspace – to write about post-surgery. I’ve thought about blogs on Lilly & Marshall from How I Met Your Mother and today’s news of Osama bin Laden’s death continues to compete with anything I had planned.

 

So, I’ll work backward from one and save the other for later.

 

Kurt and I ...

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Zoom-zoom with style

Posted by karenandkurt on July 30, 2010 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Greetings from the House on Misty Lake, brought to you by a shiny red PT Cruiser!

 

Last week Kurt and I bought a new car for me, a bright red 2009 PT Cruiser. The wonderful Saturn SE 3-door coup was starting to show its age and presented us with the options of a bunch of money to tune up/replace tires/repair whatever kept that darn dashboard light coming on and an oil change or decide it was time for a new car. After debate (“I’m not sure I’m ready for a ne...

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Punching people for fun: The Martian buys a Routan

Posted by karenandkurt on July 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s been a while since I’ve written, I know. Life gets busy. Last weekend was Kurt’s cousin’s graduation; one of the two sisters who played violin for our wedding.  Weekend before that was Scott Hargrove’s annual 4th of July party. In between I’ve canned two sets of pickles, summer and winter, and five jars of Kurt’s homemade salsa from our garden. I plan to start freezing some of what we get from the CSA soon. We are in the process of writing o...

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The future and the past; telling stories

Posted by karenandkurt on April 27, 2010 at 10:51 PM Comments comments (0)

I have the list that ate Toronto demanding that I attend to very important wedding details (I’ve also had anxiety attacked demanding the same thing, but we won’t go there). So instead I’ve been completely distracted by a separate project.


 

But before I tell you about my history adventure, I need to brag. This past weekend was the baptisms of my nephews, Caiden, Max and Kyle. Our parents were in town and all three boys were baptized at

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