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The Finished Deck.

The Finished Deck.

Aren’t friends great?  I mean aside from good company, they’re always there to remind you of stuff.  Like, last weekend, friends stopped by and in the course of chatting mentioned how much they like our back deck.  I was flattered, of course, but it also prompted me to remember.  I never posted about the finished … Continue reading

The Chickominium

The Chickominium

A month ago I introduced you to the adorable fluff balls known as Fred, Cuddles and the rest of the girls.  AKA, our baby chicks.  In just 4 weeks these formerly tiny chicks have morphed into big birds with fully functional wings.  And once chicks start flying around the living room, it’s time they move … Continue reading

I hate yew.

I hate yew.

Ever feel like a hamster on a wheel?  Me too.  Especially this past weekend.  My husband and I have a real knack for making more work for ourselves when there’s already plenty to be had.  We spent Saturday out working in the yard.  We planted, and laid drip hoses.  We put down sod.  Round about … Continue reading

All in a weekend.. (aka THE DECK)

All in a weekend.. (aka THE DECK)

SO. This past weekend when I should have been walking in Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5K, I was engaged in another form of exercise instead. Significantly less scenic, exceedingly expensive and 100% NOT FUN. Saturday afternoon my husband fell through a hole on our back deck. I did not photograph my husband in the hole, opting … Continue reading

Then and Now.

Then and Now.

Over the weekend my husband found an old real estate listing for our house.  It was so neat I wanted to share.  And to make it even more interesting, I’ve added photos of the same rooms now that we’re living here.  Photos THEN & NOW.

The Office

The Office

I know you’ve been wondering where I’ve been.  While I’d like to offer some excuse, I’d rather brag blog about our latest home improvement project! [Insert loud applause] Thank you, thank you.  Now.  To recap.  My husband & I bought ye olde village manse 10 months ago.  Maaaaaaany people had looked at this house before … Continue reading

The Garden Project.

The Garden Project.

Sorry for the lack of posting, my husband & I have been chained out in the garden.  HHAHAHAH – no I am serious. This is what our side garden looked like when we moved in.  It’s a little hard to see, but there are flower beds and a brick path under there. Our goal?  Make … Continue reading

Vacation Week

Vacation Week

Last week was Vacation Week here in Maine. If you are picturing me lounging in the sun, fruity drink in hand, keep dreaming.  The only downtime I got was Sunday, between the hours of 12:30 and 2pm.  I didn’t see a single fruity drink the whole week, unless you count the orange juice I had … Continue reading

The Kitchen Project.

The Kitchen Project.

Eight months ago, my husband & I bought a new house.  And by new, I really mean 250 years old and in need of restoration.  While structurally sound, parts of the house needed to be rebuilt, others merely updated.  The kitchen fit into the latter category.  It was from the 1950s, the oven didn’t work … Continue reading

An anchor in the storm.

An anchor in the storm.

Well, I’ve not yet abandoned ship, but if my basement takes on any more water I might have to.  Several weeks ago I had a dream – a nightmare, really.  My husband and I were in a new house – not this house, but ours all the same, big & old.  We were in the … Continue reading

C’mon baby light my fire.

C’mon baby light my fire.

Let’s talk about WOOD. That’s right; Wood!  You know, the stuff that grows on (and is) trees!  Back in Philly, I didn’t think much about wood.  We lived in a brick house heated by gas.  Our fireplace didn’t even work.  But now that I’ve moved to Maine, I think about wood all the time.  Here … Continue reading