Category Archives: relationships

Painter’s plans

The other day our new paint guy said, “You’re not being a pain in the ass.” This was his response to my being finicky about updating the contract he sent to reflect every little thing we want done. Now I’ve … Continue reading

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Happy Hallow

We spent most of the day on scaffolding, taking advantage of a rare day without rain to try to finish the porch-eave project. We did really well, managing to move the rig, scrape, scrape, scrape, patch, sand, clean and get … Continue reading

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Heeeeere, whistlepig!

I learned the other day that groundhogs, those marmots we mostly only think about in February, eat dandelion heads (be sure to click that link—it’s a great photo). Why isn’t somebody renting them out at this time of year when … Continue reading

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Life flitters

It’s been all about tying up loose ends around here lately, so there hasn’t been anything interesting to post. Except that I fell across this picture site the other night—Skarabej-Online Museum of Old Family Photographs. These are photos found in … Continue reading

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Companion pains

It looks like our girl is going to have to get put under sedation and have her teeth worked over. She’s had to wear this “Elizabethan collar,” as named on the bill, since Thursday. (Yes, that is the 70s-ified part … Continue reading

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Cheers—7 Years!

It’s our anniversary of buying the house (or the mortgage anyway). So please join us in a toast to loving old structures, learning new skills, and doing what we can to preserve the best of the past while looking forward … Continue reading

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Gender roles and stuff

A couple we know has very, er, traditional ways of dividing work around the house. He will not allow her to be seen working outside beyond gardening, so painting the fence, taking out the trash, etc. are his tasks only. … Continue reading

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