Monthly Archives: March 2012

Entry 115: A Reminder of Past Civilizations (or Former Owners)

There are ruins on our property. One of them, to the left of our driveway as you approach the house, somewhat resembles Stonehenge, that English monument in the County of Wiltshire built by forward-thinking ancients who somehow knew that Great … Continue reading

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Entry 114: The Homeowner’s Bibles

Before we moved to our new home, my sister-in-law, knowing that I am as famous for my handiness as I am for my pleasant friggin’ demeanor, gave me two books as a semi-gag gift. One was Home Maintenance for Dummies … Continue reading

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Entry 113: Supercoon

On our deck are two large canisters. One is filled with birdseed. The other is filled with black sunflower seeds. These do not represent our emergency supplies for any of the looming disasters that threaten our civilization, such as asteroids, … Continue reading

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Entry 112: In Like a Lamb

Well, if I had known winters in Connecticut were so warm and snowless, we would have moved up here years ago! LOLAMODO!* We know, of course, that not all winters in Connecticut are like the one that has just ended. … Continue reading

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Entry 111: Call Me Mayor

We’ve lived in a rental, a co-op, a condo and now a real, stand-alone house. So where do we go from here? Well, now that we’ve got this whole home ownership thing down, and we’ve lived here almost a year … Continue reading

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Entry 110: A Bridge Too Far

Funny thing about owning a real home for the first time: I get thoughts I’ve never had before. For instance, recently I thought I might like a bridge. Not like the Brooklyn Bridge or anything. I was thinking about what … Continue reading

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Entry 109: Laid Back

You may have an image of Connecticut in your mind.  It likely includes manicured lawns, large estates and an enormous amount of khaki. But Connecticut isn’t as buttoned down as you probably think it is.  In fact, we were shocked … Continue reading

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