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Dirt under the fingernails

Nothing gets you motivated to work in the yard like nice weather.  The past week and a half in Portland has been sublime.  I’ve caught myself on several occasions saying “so this must be how people in California feel.” Consecutive days of 80+ degrees, sunshine, and no work or personal obligations for entire weekend was just what I needed to
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A year ago….

A year ago last month, the contractor and I were walking to the neighborhood grocery store from the rental home he was living in at the time.  We came across a For Sale by Owner sign and couldn’t resist jotting down the number and making an appointment to see the house. We toured the house and of course fell in
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Field Trip

This time of year in the Northwest has everyone suffering from a case of cabin fever.  Spring is in the air but we’re a long ways off from sunshine and 80 degree weather.  I try to combat the wet weather by sprinkling in the occasional excursion.  I wanted to get a dear friend a bottle of wine from her favorite
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Welcome to lath and plaster!

I’m a procrastinator in my personal life.  I often wake up on trash day to the sound of the truck rolling down the street.  I fling back the covers, throw on whatever footwear is lying around (even if they are 5 sizes too big) and race out the back door in hopes of lugging the recycling and trash bins out
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