Category - Home & Garden

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Potting Shed

This weekend I had an opportunity to experience what the potting shed at the back of the garage will feel like when completed.  With a name like ‘potting shed,’ you won’t be...

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Lively Chairs

We like our dining room chairs.  Even Jack seems to appreciate the design of the chair — the gently splayed back leg, the upturned ear of the backrest. Of the set of six chairs...

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More Windows

The cute little window at the rear of the garage is in.  Nearly all of the windows are in place now. The Breakfast Area is all glassed in.  The windows have a protective film on the...

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Tubtrugs

Jack has a new place where he can lie back and put his paws up. It’s a Tubtrug.  It’s like a basket, but it’s made of plastic. We didn’t buy it with Jack’s...

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Windows!

The contractors have been on window detail for two days in The Destruction. The results are very satisfying. When it comes to selecting a window, the beauty is in the details. When we had...

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One Man’s Trash

Matt and Deb’s next-door neighbour Kim hollered “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” when she saw Matt, Dan and I across the road from their homes this...

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Little Visitor

We had a bug in the house yesterday morning. When I mentioned our first firefly sighting of the season the other day (see June 9 posting) I had to use a borrowed image. As a result of...

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Beans Are Up

Exciting things are happening down at our allotment. Last week I planted pole bean seeds, and within seven days young plants were emerging from the earth. I haven’t grown anything...

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Roof!

The day started without any shingles on the new roofs. By evening cocktails, our roofs were completely shingled. What a difference a day makes. It made us feel like celebrating. It was past...