Category Archives: Home

Anything residential related

Hand Painted

It must be my age. After I finish one project, I can’t seem to remember how much trouble it was. I look only at the results and next thing I know, I’m planning another. I’ve had my eye on our … Continue reading

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The Hoarder

Some people find their niche in writing, some in teaching, some in computers, and so on. I’m afraid my niche is in hoarding junk. I am blessed, or cursed, with a large attic. The idea was that some day it … Continue reading

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The Death of Old Leaky

Several months ago, I decided to replace the leaky icemaker in my fridge. I hesitated about it for a long time as the refrigerator was old, and I was afraid a new icemaker might be more than it could handle. … Continue reading

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Battle of the Lightbulbs

Instructions for adding additional lighting to your home: Decide that the dark space in your attic (or basement, or garage) could be better utilized with additional lighting. Go to local discount store and, buy an easy-to-install-just-plug-it-in, florescent workshop light and … Continue reading

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Furniture Safari

I’ve not purchased any furniture in a long time — so long I don’t even want to think about it. After all, who needs furniture? Once you buy it, it lasts forever, except maybe an upholstered piece or two, but … Continue reading

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Clean Up, Spruce Up, Fix Up

Winter is here. Time to clean up, spruce up, fix up before the holidays. I don’t want to remodel the entire house but I just can’t seem to help myself. No matter how much I argue, the adrenaline seems to … Continue reading

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Buying a New Desk

On Sunday morning my honey and I have developed the habit of going to the local pancake house for breakfast. This past Sunday was as usual, so we found ourselves headed down the road to the pancake place. I need … Continue reading

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Better Late than Later

I am being done in by the mundane things of life, those little home repair jobs that are so unimportant that I can never get around to them. It is easier to put up with the minor inconvenience than take … Continue reading

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The Plumber

I really hate dealing with service people, but there comes a time in the course of home ownership when one must have repairs done, like it or not. In my recent situation, it was the plumbing needing attention. I thought … Continue reading

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Musical Rooms

We are playing “musical rooms” at my house. This is similar to the children’s game of “musical chairs” in which everyone switches chairs while the music plays. I made the “brilliant” decision about a month ago to change my house … Continue reading

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