The Life of Duncan

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Archive for the month “September, 2014”

Beaux Arts Academy

Simmons’

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Missing screws? How is their pedal lyre being held up and how do I tighten it?

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Pastry for Chad at BeauxΒ Arts Academy:

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My first hammer filing job (Nicole Buhler)

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Crazy pics:

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Chloe’s French Sentences

Chloe’s drawing of a mouth (and that’s a tongue!) Golden teeth and green fun dip sugar on the end of his tongue!

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Broken P22 practice pedal in HRH 29 4th floor:

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Chick-fil-A tonight with some saved money! 

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Cute Charlotte selfie!

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Pics from Gina:
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Chloe’s French Sentences CLICK HERE for video!
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Sunday Sunday

Chloe’s drawing in church of The Zoo:

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My lunch πŸ™‚

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Worked on some Tango Music today
(Quintetonoir.com lead sheets).

Nicolas, Beez & Tango

Cute! Chloe & Charlotte in the rain under their broken umbrella:
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Nicolas Walker & Beatrice Upenieks’ new home, tuning, and getting caught up on Tango, etc.  Great time together as a family:

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Lucas (11):

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I totally interpreted this to mean, “Don’t play any wrong notes!”  But Beatrice straightened me out saying that it meant there ARE no wrong notes!  (It is a sticker from an improvisation camp she goes to each year in NY.

A little stop at World Market (Gin Gins!)

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$180k

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Today I was listening to a Dave Ramsey podcast.  A girl named Yvonne called in and described her situation as follows:

β€’ she is 32 and her husband is 34
β€’ Joint household income $180,000 per year
β€’ completely debt free including their house
β€’ they have two rental properties that they paid for in cash and produce $1600 per month of cash flow
β€’ they save $6000 per month

And their question was “when should they start putting the brakes on their gazelle intensity?”

Dave Ramsey said, “Uh, a while ago!”

I was very inspired by this story, and shared it with my friend/sponsor, Ben.

I got emotional relaying the story, and envisioning that this could indeed be our future in the not too distant many years.

Then, as I was sitting in the parking lot of Salt Lake Community College, I looked down at my trip odometer and noticed that the mileage said exactly 180.0 miles! To me that was just a little confirmation that my mind and heart are thinking and feeling in the right direction. Praise God for wonderful examples of what our future may look like if we continue doing what we’re good at, organizing our money, working hard and keeping the commandments.

Small Vice

Carl Teel doing his calendaring using some an antiquated system which I have no understanding of!

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SLC PTG Chapter meeting:

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“Leave it to an LDS guy to have such a small vice!” – Carl Teel

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Focus

It’s all about focus!

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Broken P22 Pivot Screws

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“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” 

– Dalai LamaΒ 
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As I was working on Quickbooks Chloe asked me for a money lesson. Here it is:
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Gina’s dinner plate – cute πŸ™‚
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Charlotte wants this Doc McStuffins for her b day:
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Bday & 1st day of Autumn

Very nice, very unexpected gift from Gina – a replacement for my worn out shoes!

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Delicious sandwich before going to the Ogden Temple re-dedication:

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2 1/2 hr talk with Mitzi Barrow on her request – getting divorced/recovery type talk – our prayers go out to her…

Crazy fun with the girls jumping on their bed/slide:

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Went to hear/meet Dr. Don Hilton, author of “He Restoreth My Soul”:

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Oh yeah, and it was my birthday today. I’m 38.

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