Category Archives: Home

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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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Tips on Doing Housework

Ever since the beginning of history, it has been the woman’s job to sweep the cave, and dust the stalagmites. While men have come a long way in recent times, statistics say that housework is still mainly the domain of … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke…

It was a dark and stormy night. At least I think it was a dark and stormy night. At this point I can’t be sure. The only thing I can be sure of is that I am lucky to be … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints from a Mother-In-Law

E-MAIL FROM: Mother-In-Law@aol.net TO: Daughter-In-Law@home.com SUBJECT: Helpful Hints from a Mother-in-Law I’ve been meaning to talk to you for some time now about a matter I’m concerned about. I don’t mean to offend you, dear, but your housekeeping is just … Continue reading

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The Haunted Home Tour

  We are inviting you here today for our “Open House and Home Tour” of this prime piece of real estate. It is an excellent buy, and we would like to get a little life back into this house and … Continue reading

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Painting the Town Green

In the continuing saga of home ownership, it becomes obvious from time to time that certain menial tasks are necessary for maintenance and often such tasks are not worth the time and expense of hiring a professional. Such was the … Continue reading

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Never Buy a Tiffany Lamp

I confess. I have a weakness for online auctions. I used to become caught up in auction fever and stay up all night in order to bid at the final moment. I am happy to report that I no longer … Continue reading

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The New Chair

I’m writing to you from the literal lap of luxury – my new chair.  Now a new chair may not seem like much, but to me it’s a tiny bit of heaven. There was really nothing wrong with the old … Continue reading

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Nothing to Wear

Grumble… grumble… I guess I knew sooner or later my clothes closet would have to be cleaned.  I like to think of myself as an organized person – but the temptation to just stuff and stuff things behind a door … Continue reading

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