Author - Dan

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Building Inspector

As is typical, one repair often leads to another. When we were fixing the steps at Eleanor’s house, we noticed some rusted joist hangers underneath the entry deck. So today, we replaced...

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Memory Player

It took me a while to figure out what was in the box that UPS had just delivered. It had been 8 months since I sent it away for repairs, and probably 8 years since John started suggesting I...

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Bare Essentials

In anticipation of losing our kitchen for a while, we pared down the cupboards to the bare essentials. To accomplish this, I emptied each cabinet and transferred all our stuff (some stuff...

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One Step At A Time

While John was chasing Giant Fleas on Saturday, I drove into the city and went to Pilates class. Then I went to a Tap Dance Class. No, I did not tap dance. I watched our friend Solana learn...

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Supporting The Arts

It was a special privilege for us to attend the 2012 Tisch Gala last night. Our friends John and Kris invited us to join them and their daughter Nicole, who is in her freshman year at NYU...

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The Big Test

Our local dog run is located under a big tree. It is divided into two areas for “large dogs” and “small dogs.” We assumed the designations were for physical size, and not...

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The Power Of Dance

Our routine on Saturday morning is to take a class at Alvin Ailey dance studios. We coerce our bodies into movements and positions directed by our wonderful instructor Sarita. She told me...

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Respecting An Elder

We really like our little old house. It was a challenge to design an addition that would not overpower or upstage the original. When I made the sketch below, the idea was to make the...

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Looking In And Out

Part of the fun of our construction project is walking through new spaces as they take shape. I look forward to John getting home from work each day so that we can explore together the...