Monthly Archives: October 2013

All I want to do

… is sit in my recliner with my wool slippers on and a purring cat on my lap, with cheesy 80s movies cued up on the Netflix, and knit. Is that so wrong? It’s the weather, I think. The crisp … Continue reading

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On the roof

This weekend’s focus was on the roof: getting the fascia boards up, flashing down, soffit blocking in, and shingles laid. Ran out of daylight today just two bundles into the shingles (my very first time putting on roof shingles!) but … Continue reading

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Lost and found

After trying to burn my house down on Monday morning with the cast iron skillet incident, I went to work as usual. When I returned in the evening to the transit station, it was to find that during the day … Continue reading

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Monday-itis

Last night I made a tasty dinner in the large cast iron skillet: a pound of ground beef browned with half a chopped onion, a chopped carrot, and a diced stalk of celery. When that was cooked, I added two … Continue reading

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Hammering woman

Today was spent on the roof, hammering. We never bought a nail gun, so we do it all by hand… My arm feels like jelly, my knuckles are skinned up, my entire body aches, and the palm of my hammering … Continue reading

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Do-nothing day

Not pictured: the stack of movies we watched, and the yummy food we ate. 🙂 It was a good day, but boy am I tired!  

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Finish line & a quest

Last Saturday I got the chance to do the finish work on a bunch of projects that have been sitting and stewing – they needed ends woven in and buttons sewn on, and a couple of wee monsters needed appendages. … Continue reading

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Stocking up

I pass by the “original” Starbucks store every day, and today I popped in to get my birthday beverage. Clearly, the store just got their holiday stock – there are boxes stacked to the ceiling on every available surface. I … Continue reading

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Egg ‘muffins’

Whatever you want to call these, they are super easy and super tasty and a great way to use up some oddments from the fridge, especially if you find yourself with a bunch of eggs. I made these last night … Continue reading

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Beam me up

Porch progress: ceiling joists! Hubby is taking advantage of the break in rain; rafters go up next.

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