Category Archives: rhode island

the turkey field

See this ugly field? That’s what I call it. The Ugly Field. It has been occupied by dozens upon dozens of turkeys this month. Every time I would drive by–on my way to Home Depot–I would be tempted to stop … Continue reading

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highs and lows and klondike bars

It has been an interesting week here in the Land of the Remodel. In the seven weeks since this project began, Banjo Man and I have consoled ourselves at night by eating Klondike bars, those chocolate-covered squares of vanilla ice … Continue reading

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a little update

Pardon my excitement, but I just had to share. Nelson wouldn’t let me take his picture, so I had to settle for the tile. Lots of thunder and lightning this morning. The crashing sound of disaster woke me at 5 … Continue reading

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at least there’s this

Look at me, fancy kitchen person that I am. I now have a Keurig that matches my new counter. Of course, everything else is a mess and I will have to remove this tonight before the crew returns early tomorrow … Continue reading

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the busiest day

Yesterday Banjo Man woke me at 6:30 yelling, “Get up! The counter guy is here!” I didn’t think so. He comes from an hour and a half away, in Massachusetts. But I staggered out of bed and found my robe … Continue reading

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and week six begins

See the white bookcase? It’s 30 years old and has served me well. But now it’s history. For my own amusement I often ask Banjo Man, “Would you mind throwing this in the dumpster?” I say it with a straight … Continue reading

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what’s wrong with this picture?

Hint: it’s the sink cutout. Yesterday, after waiting three weeks for this counter (and for the finishing stages that would follow next week) the counter company guys arrived and unloaded my lovely “solid surface” (aka Corian) counter in three pieces. … Continue reading

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going once…

The Shelter Harbor Inn, about 20 minutes south of here, had been sold. A farm in the 1800’s, an Inn in 1911, a music colony for composers, a little destination resort with 24 rooms, large restaurant and two tennis courts, … Continue reading

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april flowers

A gift from my friend Barbara, these tulips certainly brighten up the basement. I had no idea where the vases were packed, so I used the bottom half of my Dutch windmill cookie jar. Very appropriate! I love tulips. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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in search of…

These excursions can be fun or epic failures. I never know how the day is going to end up. Last Thursday I took my 93-year old mother out for our weekly adventure. And oh, yes, it’s always an adventure. I … Continue reading

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