Category - Home & Garden

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Nest

If anyone had told me a year ago that I would get excited and passionate about a thermostat I would have thought they were nuts. But, as it turns out, I am nuts — about the Nest...

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Enmeshed

Our house has become ensnared in wire mesh. The guys from Reliable Stucco have wrapped The Destruction in metal lath. It’s like a well-tailored chain mail suit of armor. The Destruction...

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Contractors Galore

They start pulling up at 7:00 AM, one truck after another. There must be some vehicular code of honor amongst contractors, regardless of specialty: framing, electrical, plumbing...

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Drywall!

Since our last update on The Destruction, walls have been insulated… and covered in drywall. The before and after drywall views above are from the kitchen looking into the new...

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Breakfast Surprise

With 17 years of experience, I felt I could confidently predict what John would order for breakfast. Poached eggs with bacon, potatoes, toast, coffee, and a glass of water. But to my...

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Community Garden

I’ve been busy at my allotment the past couple of evenings preparing for fall planting. Overall I am pleased with the steady supply of homegrown summer vegetables my little patch...

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Wired And Framed

Things are moving along on the house project. Last week the very last, and smallest, window went in. Yesterday our town’s electrical inspector approved the rough electrical wiring...

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Seventeens

John and I like making one of a kind gifts to give to friends on birthdays or other occasions. Even if it is just a card, I think people appreciate our taking the time to make something...