Category - Home & Garden

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Fresh Paint

When John is in painting mode I expect to find him in his ‘Bristol, England‘ t-shirt and an old pair of eyeglasses (glasses he had when I met him). I also expect to find paint brushes...

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Returns Of The Day

We were very excited to see ye olde ‘Cupboard Wagon’ bringing our cabinets home two weeks ago. We were not as excited to see the Cupboard Wagon taking our new cabinets back this...

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Radish Rave

When I visited the allotment today I was expecting the radish crop would be finished. I was pleased to find this isn’t the case. The radishes are still good, despite the temperature...

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Climbing Temperatures

When I returned to the house after walking Jack yesterday afternoon, I looked up and saw John at the bedroom window. The odd thing was he was outside the bedroom window. With no workers...

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Selection Day

Jack and I accompanied Dan to the polling station today so that Dan could cast his vote for President of the United States. As it was a nice day we walked into town. Our route took us via a...

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Porch Traffic

The top step leading up to our front porch had become very wobbly. In spite of all the renovation work around here our old house still requires attention. I was tempted to call Eleanor and...

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Rescue And Triage

I’m not sure where this week has gone. Hurricane Sandy has blown everyone off course. It wasn’t until Wednesday that Dan and I started to comprehend exactly how fortunate we...

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Escape Hatch

Hurricane Sandy passed over us last night. We are fortunate to have electricity when so many others do not. We know how uncomfortable it is to be without power (this time last year we had...

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Calm Before The Storm

New Jersey is in a state of emergency. Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to pass through in the next 24 hours or so. As a safety precaution, the scaffolding around our house has been reduced to...

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Paint Ready

The stucco work is completed on The Destruction. It’s interesting to see the dark stucco walls and white trim. Once painted, the lights and darks will be reversed; the walls will be white...