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Perc Test

Well, we our property passed the Perc test!  All counties in the state of Utah require that the soil be tested before a septic system can be installed.  Basically, it tests liquid absorption of the soil so there are no problems when the septic system is installed.  Andy and I went to the property two days this week.  The first day, they dug the hole, and the second day, the inspector came to do several water absorption tests.  It was good to meet the inspector as well as the contractor…

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Christmas Without Decorations

As the holidays are getting closer, it’s dawned on me that I won’t be decorating much this year.  The rental cabin is too small for a Christmas tree.  There’s no fireplace, so there’s not anyplace to hang stockings.  Besides that, all my Christmas decorations are buried in a storage room that’s packed with boxes from floor to ceiling.    It’s too overwhelming to even think about finding anything in that room.  Can it be Christmas without decorations? I’ve celebrated Christmas without presents before, but I don’t know how to celebrate…

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Design For A Client’s Yule Celebration

  The past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a design for a client’s Yule celebration.  It’s been a fun and unique challenge for me because I’ve never done anything like it before.  I won’t show the design out of respect for the client’s privacy, but I can mention some of the items I’m including.  I always begin every design project with research so I know as much as I can before starting the design.  With Yule, I studied the rituals and folklore surrounding the celebration. Yule is a celebration…

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Annual Planning Week

A few years ago, I started having an annual planning week for myself in November to get ready for the upcoming year.  Juggling multiple businesses as well as my personal life can be very complicated and overwhelming, so it helps to get organized.  This great little planner that I use has sections for personal, professional, and financial goals.  Even though it’s no longer available, I’m sure you can find something similar if you’d like to do the same. I like to make a list of all the projects I want…

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Property Update

It’s been awhile since I’ve given a property update, so I thought I would share one now.  We’ve been having such nice weather the last few weeks that we decided to schedule our perc test instead of waiting for the Spring.  October was so much colder and had snow, so we didn’t think we’d be able to do anything on the property this year.  Luckily the weather has improved so we can squeeze this step in. We’ve heard that the Spring run-off can negatively affect perc tests, so we’re glad…

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