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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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For A Valentine

John and I recently caught up with Nicole at a cafe in the East Village. She is back at NYU after school break. We gave her a bracelet that was intended as a Christmas gift, but since we...

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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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Phantom

We never know when our next offer of entertainment is going to come. Yesterday afternoon, I was preparing for a wild Saturday evening painting garage door panels when we received a call...

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Big Box

“I can’t believe it’s finally here!” our friend Will exclaimed when he ran into his house after school. A new refrigerator had arrived. Will’s parents could not be at home today...

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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...

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Humphrey?

For the first time, I am writing two consecutive blog entries as Dan is busy updating drawings for our house. Our town requires a set of “as-built” drawings before our final...

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Time To Get Organized

We are finally starting to put the house back in order and reclaim our space — from the ground up. I recently ventured into the basement, fired up the Shop-Vac and started tackling...

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