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Easter's been here and gone, and it was a wonderful holiday. We had Good Friday off so Andy took me to a very rare dinner. We only have time and money to go out a couple times a year. He spent a good bit of the weekend with Lucy's hockey, then on Sunday we and... Continue Reading →
You've been reading about how I've been shoveling the snow and doing other winter outdoor tasks, in my SafetyGirl boots. Last night I came home to about 6" of snow in my driveway - maybe more. Whatever it was, my AWD with relatively new tires couldn't make it. Of course my parents' snow shovel broke... Continue Reading →
I need to add a couple side projects on this home project. Remember in the bathroom, I was unhappy with the old sink base hardware, but the new hardware came with screws that didn’t fit? This weekend I got the new hardware anyway and found my dad’s bolt cutters in the garage. Result? Screws that... Continue Reading →
This weekend was a continuation of the last in the laundry room, so I won’t bore you with details. My goal was to scrub the whole thing down and paint it, and the reassemble it in a more organized version. I did the floor the same way I did the bathroom. I cleaned it with... Continue Reading →
The laundry room is at the back of the house but because the driveway dumps out to this entry, this is where every single visitor arrives. It is a quaint room with bright light but currently, too much chipped paint on the floors and walls. Over the years, the storage capacity for cleaning supplies and... Continue Reading →
100 years in the same house + 3 generations + the flotsam of life = 3 stories + 3 outbuildings gorged with stuff! Some is treasure – buried to be sure! Much is trash. The buildings are headed for demolition so two cousins are spending hours and days sorting it out. It’s a nasty job... Continue Reading →
Now that hockey season has started (if you have kids that seriously engage in the sport, you know it requires about 13 months and billions of dollars a year), I will have some weekends to myself as Andy travels or hosts for hockey showcases, championships, and tournaments. Lucy plays while Gracie values the dad-time. Sometimes... Continue Reading →
It was full dark with no moon that evening. I had piled a pretty impressive stack of branches and sticks beside our driveway. All of a sudden inside the house my cell phone rang. This strange sounding male voice that also sounded very like my husband said, Help! Help me! I can’t get up! In... Continue Reading →