Tag Archives: home improvement

Bye-bye pool

We warned the children we were getting rid of the swimming pool. I swear we warned them. Maybe they didn’t believe us, thinking it was one of our idle threats, like “We’re going to move to the country!” or “We’re … Continue reading

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Get your yoga paints on

As I find myself in the middle of a home improvement project that started as a first-floor ceiling repair and evolved into painting much of the second floor, I recall my training at the feet of the great house-painting master, … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Story; or, The Nutivity

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree that a new kitchen counter would be installed a week before Christmas. And all were on board, each in his own way, because it was a … Continue reading

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