Monthly Archives: June 2007

When things are depressing inside …

Finally sowed the zinnias at the right time this year.

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I do windows

I’ve been fortifying and refurbishing what remain of the original windows on a few-per-season plan. So we were working to remove the two front sashes, and the painted-fast upper sashes and parting beads were dogging us. When—voila, whoops—I got the … Continue reading

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Baluster blues

So he priced the “cheaper” balusters that we picked for the side porch years ago. And they are still cheaper than buying beauteous, traditional turned balusters from a specialty place. But the squared-off ones we used are more expensive than … Continue reading

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Roper from Seattle

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Roper from Canada

Oh, the greenery!

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Roper from Maryville, Illinois

Ever since I bought an early 40s Roper stove, I’ve been collecting images of other people’s old Ropers. I’ve yet to see one that is exactly like mine. There was a guy in Arizona who put an ad in an … Continue reading

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Typical Chicago recycling bag

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