Empty Nesters Build Downsized Dreamhouse

July 15, 2019 Three years ago, when their youngest child was 15, Paula and Paul Loftus ran the numbers, and, after a brief analysis, foresaw that this child, too, would very likely finish high school, and go away to college, just like his older brother and sister. And that meant one thing: They would be […]

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Spring is Time for a Little Tree Appreciation

June 3, 2019 “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”   ― Chinese proverb If you are breathing right now, thank a tree. While you’re at it, thank it not only for giving off oxygen, but also for cleaning the air, conserving water, preventing soil runoff, […]

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Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tasks – Just Do It

May 13, 2019 Ah spring! The season of hay fever, taxes and deep cleaning. Yuck. Besides the general housekeeping that I know you do on a regular basis, (right?) — like dusting, vacuuming, wiping counters, changing your sheets and generally tidying up — once a year, we need to dive below the surface and get […]

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