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Marriage and Fire Alarms

Marriage and Fire Alarms

The Context:We heat our house by wood-burning stove. It’s old-fashioned, but we like it. And it suits our pocketbooks. Tonight, we put a fire in, and our smoke alarm went off. Okay. Odd. Closed the dampeners, and realized that the fan we have blowing the air away from the stove was actually turned toward the smoke alarm. No problemo. Easy fix. When we installed the stove, we learned what to look for, and I probably went a tad overboard by…

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A Soft Answer…

A Soft Answer…

As I type this, I can tell you, it’s been a week. Not my personal best. I’ve been struggling with a cold that seems to want to go straight to my chest, and three of my four daughters are right at the age where they want to express themselves and assert themselves in ways that could be termed “extreme.” I remember being that age. From age 11 until 15 I was so unsure of myself and had so many hormones,…

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