In July 2018 my historian husband, Dean and I purchased a small, but charming house for our mid-life creativity project. Built in 1941, a prototype 4-room house design constructed a couple of dozen times in the historic town of St. Charles, Missouri during the WWII era. Our house was the first of its kind in St. Charles. We have named our home “Deanna’s Cottage”, Dean and Anna’s cottage. Photos are updated as we work through our ongoing projects. Decor has been refurbished, repurposed antiques and second-hand finds. A love nest and enjoying the empty nest. No children or grandchildren, except for a short visit here and there. Refreshing for us. Our older feline may join us soon, as Celine is slowly adjusting with my daughter’s felines at the other house.