About Us

Introducing the Four-Acre Wood

There may be couples who have a master plan and a master budget, with every item and event neatly assigned to a category and a schedule; including the dinner menu for a week from this Tuesday (including the cost of the braised carrots). Personally, I don’t know anyone like that and I’m not sure I would like them if I did.

As for us, we have ideas, dreams, likes and dislikes and a general idea of where we want to go, but we do a lot of bumbling. With enough years under our belt, we have learned that life rolls out in front of us regardless of our plans. There are sorrows and hurts, but also joys, blessings and best of all, those things that first appear to be sorrows that God turns into blessings. As Bilbo Baggins told Frodo, “It’s a dangerous business going out of your door, you step into the road, and there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.” And so it was by no master plan that we ended up buying a house, a month before my retirement, with four acres in the little town of Imperial Missouri, south of Saint Louis and L.A. (Lower Arnold).

We invite you to join us on this journey, this chapter turning of; retirement, remodeling, resale shops, cooking, decorating, family, fashion, and life musings … not because we have any great wisdom or expertise but because life is best shared.

Tim, Susan and Mimsy