He’s a Problem Solver

filed under: I Am Servant on November 13, 2015

I love our home. Truly. The land, the house, the memories we have made here.


I love growing into it and finding joy in the simplest of details, like the flowers that grow with wild abandon or soul-humbling sunrises.

Minnesota Sunrise

I would not change one thing.

Well. Maybe one thing.

The view to the east of us is beautiful trees. They shelter the chicken coop and hold worn paths where we walk, discover, 4-wheel, and even hunt.

As much as I enjoy the woods that surround us, I cannot see sunsets. I have to walk a 1/4 mile to catch a glimpse of them, which is never a problem per say, but I miss catching a spontaneous burst of pink and gold through the window as the day is dying down. There is just something so peaceful about the evening sun.

I stumbled across this picture and sent it to my husband with the caption:


“Can you build me this by the back pond? I want to see sunsets again.”

And my husband, the ever resourceful and loving man that is he, responded with this.


“I can’t build that, but I could buy one of these.”


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  • Connie says:

    I would love to live in that old a banded church. Beautiful setting. I agree with you ” Stinker ” because that is what my husband would do. LOL !!!

    • Amanda says:


      • Gail says:

        Hi I have been there and it was so beautiful. Thank you for the great fall picture of it

  • Dena says:

    That’s the East Channel Lighthouse and you can see it on the Pictured Rock cruise out of Munising, MI. We did it in the fog this last summer but I did manage a lovely shot of it, although not as beautiful as w/ the fall colors as above. The pictured rocks are also lovely. Love your husband’s humor 🙂 More info here: http://www.picturedrocks.com/tour-highlights/

    • Amanda says:

      You got to SEE IT?!?! Jealous!!! Thanks for the info!

  • carma says:

    very clever. Hope you are doing well my friend. I am in awe of all that you have accomplished 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      CARMA!!! Miss you!!!!

  • Hilary Goodwin says:

    Hi, re: Grandma’schocolate cake.I am from UK so not au fait with your measurements What does. C represent in terms of weight ? please

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