Conjuring Optimism

April 29, 2011

This afternoon I will pick up the trees and bushes that I ordered through the local Conservation District. (Of course, these plants will be more like sticks and twigs at this point, but I am optimistic for their future.) So, this morning I woke to see wee snow flakes falling outside my window. This follows [...]

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Minnow Update

April 27, 2011

Today was a busy one, with not a lot accomplished. Even though I was up and at ‘em early on, the shop was busy and I also ran afoul of a few things. I managed to bung up the big grinder I’ve been using as a polisher on the inside of my aluminum travel trailer, [...]

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Why Would I Make Up Anything?

September 18, 2010

Sometimes people don’t believe what I say. I don’t know why people don’t believe me always; it’s not like I’m a poker player or running for political office, but sometimes I’ll say something and folks are all, “Nah. That’s not true.” For instance, when I listed “octopus wrestling” as a sport during a game of [...]

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August 31, 2010

Breakfast time.

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Malo, Washington home and acreage for sale – $239,000

June 4, 2010

Buy my sister’s house please. So she can move to Florida, and I can go visit her there and get some sunshine for pete’s sake. (Rain in Seattle ALL June, is that what’s in store?) Hand-crafted home on 4.29 wooded acres near Malo in Ferry County, Washington. A wrap-around veranda for watching the sun set [...]

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A Walk in the Park

May 22, 2010

There were scads of people at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks today with their big-a*s SLR cameras, and not a one of them was pointing a lens toward the same subjects as I. I wonder why that was. (A click on the image will enlarge it.) iPhone Hipstamatic app with John S lens and Kodat [...]

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Serious wtf.

April 11, 2010

Things have been going along pretty swell. I’ve had myself on the he-is-dead plan and on lock-down—no meandering into spaces where my ex might be or may have left a trail. It’s been working okay, and with the new paradigm and regime, my number of melt-downs has diminished to almost nil. Nice. I have been [...]

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How Does a Garden Grow?

March 31, 2010

Last summer I opened my heart to the garden. I had finally convinced my husband that the sooner plants go into the ground, the sooner they prosper–and he went to work removing a sidewalk and a giant concrete patio from the property–concrete that was covering up areas where we planned to plant a slew of [...]

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See, I DO still see beauty

March 20, 2010

I was early for an appointment recently. I know. I know. What, me early? But I was, and I wandered around the garden soaking in the springtime changes. Not to let the moss gather while I wait for the appointed hour. And if you can identify the content of this next photo, you win the [...]

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Where once there was only concrete

August 19, 2009

Not the best photo, but this will give you a little sense of what’s been going on at my house this summer. All this space used to be your basic concrete patio, cracked and weedy, and of no purpose really. But now, this expanse of bare dirt is 2.5 cubic yards of a 50:50 mix [...]

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