Category Archives: House Stuff

“Our Song”

This week’s tune is: (from 1966 – jeez, a really long time ago…) And no – lightning did NOT strike again. It’s just one repair/tech person after another. All of whom are delightful to work with but the time to … Continue reading

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More downsizing…

So… This morning I said to Moffett, “You know, we don’t need all those Pyrex/Corning Ware dishes/casseroles. Let’s get rid of some.” He agreed. Instead of just removing the stuff we discussed, I emptied the entire cabinet. (As you read … Continue reading

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The Gardener in Me…

Most of the snow is gone – there are still patches and the local parking lots still have short mountains of dirty snow. Dad was the gardener in our family. Out in the yard every evening, pulling weeds and encouraging … Continue reading

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Support

Still loving the renovations and especially that heated toilet seat during these brrrrrr months. The photos below show why we became very grateful that we decided to do the renovation. When the side boards were removed under our computer porch … Continue reading

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The “reno”

So – yes, I could post more snow photos. But that’s somewhat boring. I’m going to go through some of our renovations, with photos. And yes, that will include the Toto toilet. Which I have to admit is the coolest … Continue reading

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Company’s Coming!

Company is coming and I hope the rain stops before their arrival this week. This weekend, Chuck and Betsy Bradshaw are arriving from Virginia. Thankfully, these are friends who do not require a spotless, Martha Stewart experience while here. In … Continue reading

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The Red Mystery

Recently, I noticed that the bath mat in my tub/shower was turning red in spots. Hmmm? I washed it in the washing machine. It was clean but then the red mystery continued. The plumber was here for a leaky kitchen … Continue reading

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It wasn’t the vent pipe

We’ve had a smelly house for a couple of weeks. Yes, it stunk. The plumber came. He cleared snow from the vent pipe. It worked, that day. It still stunk. The plumber came again. He installed some sort of air … Continue reading

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The Weekend

Yes, we had a whole lot of snow. Officially, the weather people said 14.5 inches. Unofficially, our plow guy said he thought we had about 19 inches. It was pretty windy and we actually had a few spots on the … Continue reading

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Frozen vent pipe?

I wrote this – There’s Pond Hockey and the Ice Fishing Derby coming up and… they need ice – on the 12th of January. We now have ice, in fact if you stand outside for a few minutes you could easily … Continue reading

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