Category - Home & Garden

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Witch Hazel Therapy

The yellow flower of the witch hazel is something John and I look forward to seeing each year. It brightens our spirits in early March, just when the winter season seems never ending. This...

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Raising The Bar

Remember those coat hooks we kept moving from one wall to another during The Destruction (see May 22, 2012 posting ‘Temporary Exhibit’). Well, we eventually ran out of wall space to...

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A Cool Classic

One of the most satisfying things I’ve done recently is repair our old fridge. I was particularly pleased afterwards when Dan told me he didn’t think I’d be able to fix...

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Kitchen Miscellaneous

On Friday John and I collected bins filled with our kitchen stuff from a neighbor’s basement. Our pots, pans, utensils, glassware, etc. have all been in storage since our old kitchen was...

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Passing Storm

The weather forecast for the weekend was bleak. The newscasters were promoting a huge winter storm with heavy snowfall, high winds (up to 60 mph), and downed power lines — again. So...

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Monopoly Moves

Dan and I continue to play around with furniture pieces in the new breakfast area as we try to figure out exactly what we want in terms of table and chairs. You may recall that we’ve been...

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Skip Away

I mentioned something to one of the contractors the other day about the ‘skip,’ and he didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. I quickly revised my sentence, replacing the...

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Kitchen’s Open

John made a final visit to our charming kitchenette on Monday… before it was dismantled. Everything is gone now, including the kitchen sink. We can no longer see into the basement...

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Then And Now

So far, this winter’s weather is as easy to deal with as last year’s. We’ve had hardly any snow, and few days with very low temperatures. On Sunday the temperature here reached a...