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Sitting with Hate

Getting to know hate Emotions are not right & wrong. Emotions are a natural part of being human. They are also extremely useful tools. They give us information about our wellbeing, about our environment & help us be informed when choosing to act. It is only when we try to suppress emotions that they become [...]

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Tavern Rehabilitation Day 13

Did you ever have one of those days where you felt like you worked really hard but there isn't much to show for it? Today was that day. We are down to cleaning up the little things part of the work and it is slow and painful. We have all the little pieces of drywall [...]

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Tavern Rehabilitation Days 11 and 12

Another 2 days work in the humid summer heat. The big smashy, smashy is mostly done so now it is on to the slow work of cleaning up. Pulling nails and getting the little pieces of drywall down. Today Zac pulled up the carpet in the living room and the floor beneath is really beautiful. [...]

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Tavern Day 10 – End of week 2

We made it through another week! All three of the Q kids joined in the demo work today. We pulled down the ceiling in the Tavern and discovered that there once was a fire in the tavern! So what we thought was possibly mold was only fire damage, yay. The water damage is pretty restricted [...]

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Tavern Rehabilitation Day 9

Smashy! Smashy! Another day of smashing stuff. I stayed upstairs and finished up the floor. Nailing down loose floorboards. The kids spent time smashing stuff downstairs. Obviously smashing is more fun and they make much faster progress with the smashing work. We have now entirely filled up the downstairs with trash and desperately need to [...]

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Tavern Rehabilitation Day 8

Another hot day in Morris County New Jersey despite the thunder storm last night. There was a gentle breeze coming through the open windows that made the attic a little easier to breathe in. We pulled carpet staples and nails out all morning. The attic rooms are almost done. The kids got started on the [...]

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Tavern Rehabilitation Day 6 and 7

Our days are getting busier and somehow we are running out of hours. We didn't post for Monday, day 6. We cleaned some more on Monday. It doesn't look as impressive as the clean up is slow work. Mother nature has turned up the summer heat and it is mighty hot in the tavern! Our [...]

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Tavern Rehabilitation Project Day 5

The Reality of the Project... Today is our 5th day on the project and the completion of our first week. We are not professional construction workers and only have a couple of hours a day but the work is rewarding, we are building our dream as a family. This project has had so many road [...]

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Tavern Renovation Day 4

Today was mostly a clean up day. After all that smashing we had a lot of things to clean up. The pile of trash is impressive and the need for a large dumpster has become apparent. It is HOT sweaty work with no air conditioning and having to wear protective gear. The radiator is NOT [...]

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