Category - For the Joy of It

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Allison Park

I was up before dawn this morning. I awoke early and noticed an interesting sky out the window. I decided to take Jack for a walk. Rather than walk around our neighbourhood, I decided to...

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Barbra

Today, John and I took advantage of an opportunity to see and hear Barbra Streisand at a dress rehearsal for her ‘Back to Brooklyn’ concert tour which starts next week. We drove to...

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Weekend Glassware

When John and I came home from our cabin in the Catskills a few weekends ago, we had a new set of 9 brightly striped vintage glasses. We didn’t take the glasses from the cabin; we bought...

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Cape Jack

Jack is vacationing on Cape Cod this weekend. He has a suite at Troutbrook Kennels in Wellfleet. Dan and I are residing a few miles up the road at North Truro. We are staying at a...

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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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Turkeys Galore

One morning last year when I left the house for work I encountered a turkey on the steps to our front porch. A real, live, wild turkey. This wasn’t my first encounter. Dan and I had...

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Travelin’ Jack

I drove 90 minutes today to Bethlehem, PA where I spent a few hours consulting on a design project, and then I drove 90 minutes back home. John suggested I bring Jack with me for the ride...

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Getaway Wishlist

In the lead up to our getaway weekend Dan and I made a list of things we would like to do while away. It included such things as read, picnic, sleep a lot, log fires, walk and hike with...