Category Archives: 514

Stories relating to our home and the stuff in it

more of the same

What better way to start a post about the nothing we’ve been doing for weeks now? Did that sound like complaint? I assure you it is not! We are of all people most blessed to have so few worries in … Continue reading

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self-quarantined!

In no time at all we’ll look back on March 2020 as an interesting chapter in our history. We’ll tell stories of the unexplainable “interest” in stockpiling TP, the stock market plunge, country-wide cancellations, social distancing, travel bans, daily Presidential … Continue reading

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order is the order of the day

It was my idea of a good time! After weeks of plotting, the plan came together in short order. The goal was to refurbish my home office. I didn’t know just how predictable I am until I looked up my … Continue reading

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the work of his hands

A miracle worker came to our house this week to finish up a project he took on to improve the appearance and update the efficiency of our kitchen cabinets. From this distance they don’t look so terrible. But move in … Continue reading

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mother’s planters

Here it is, Mothers Day again, and I have refreshed my annual tradition of putting something alive and lovely in my mother’s planters. This blog comes in handy when I forget certain facts such as the origin of the planters … Continue reading

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garage work week

We both marked our calendars and somewhat avoided filling it with rehearsals and coffee dates so we could concentrate our attention on a sadly neglected area of our house—the garage. Now don’t try to tell me you’ve never been in … Continue reading

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the end . the beginning

Since you’ve all been waiting by your computers for me to finish the story about our apple tree I thought I’d take a minute, while I sit in this old familiar place overlooking the two matching rocks, to relieve your … Continue reading

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i stopped noticing . . .

You might remember my admission that I’m leaving messes all over the house. This is a small one, comparatively speaking, and its scope is narrowed to electronics. We decided this living room chair was a good place to leave it … Continue reading

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paying tribute to a tree

This old apple tree has made an appearance on this blog numerous times. To the average passerby, it’s just a gnarly and gangly eyesore, its better days far behind. It’s been dismembered for overhanging the property line and for taking … Continue reading

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try to remember

We usually low key our anniversary, and today was no exception. I went to work, Mauri replaced the filter on the water purifier, normal-life stuff. But that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate. Twenty-four years of marriage is nothing to shake … Continue reading

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