Monthly Archives: June 2011

Entry 16: Our House

It occurs to me that I haven’t described the home into which we have inexplicably moved at age fifty-seven. It is at the end of a cul-de-sac, up a drive-way that is inclined at about a 45 degree angle to … Continue reading

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Entry 15: Bang

In my lifetime, the sale of fireworks has always been banned in New York, and I remember when I was young, people would drive long distances to acquire incendiary devices that the Chinese had created during the Cold War so … Continue reading

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Entry 14: Damned Swedes

Quick! Name something good Sweden ever gave to the world that was not an actress named Ingrid Bergman. (Greta Garbo doesn’t count, either.) Okay, I liked the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo books once I stopped even trying to keep … Continue reading

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Entry 13: Working With My Hands

Before I go any further with this story about late-age home ownership, there’s something I should fess up about: If it’s true that the use of tools was an important step in human evolution, my arms should be a lot … Continue reading

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Entry12: A Weekend Away at Home

This past weekend was about as nice weather-wise as you could hope for, and we realized that after a month and a half, living here is still new enough so that it can sometimes feel as though we’re on vacation. … Continue reading

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Entry 11: An Open Letter to Cablevision

Dear Cablevision: I would like to thank you for making my transition from being a Cablevision customer in Westchester to being a Cablevision customer in Stamford go so smoothly…if, by “smoothly,” we mean “like sliding bare-assed across some sandpaper.” My … Continue reading

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Entry 10: Making a Decision

Before we began negotiating in earnest on our final house choice, we actually narrowed the selection down to two. We really wanted three choices, because that’s how they do it on HGTV’s show House Hunters which, I’m ashamed to say, … Continue reading

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