Category Archives: shopping

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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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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a turtle or a cutting board?

Saturday I went off to buy another cabinet knob at Lowe’s and search the secondhand stores for a small bookcase for the living room. I also looked for interesting copper pieces to tone down my bright white kitchen and bring … Continue reading

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go ahead, light up my life

I ordered the most beautiful, odd, gorgeous chandelier from Wayfair.com last month. The whole lamp-ordering thing made me more than a little nervous. What if I ordered the wrong thing and had to live with it until I died? What … Continue reading

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taking a stand

See this guy? He’s in Lowe’s and he’s holding his favorite tile for the back splash of our new kitchen. He is also holding my copper vase, the one I use to store my favorite kitchen utensils. I brought it … Continue reading

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size matters

Yes, indeed. When you expect 36″ high cabinets and the order was mistakenly sent (by the know-it-all kitchen designer from the local cabinet store) for 30″ cabinets, a wrench is thrown in the remodel schedule. They’d installed two cabinets before … Continue reading

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let there be white

We now have white ceilings. This is momentous, folks. If you’ve ever painted a ceiling or hired it done, you know that nothing is whiter or cleaner or more beautiful. Yesterday was another busy “let’s get this stuff picked out … Continue reading

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signs of spring?

This was a welcome sight in Home Depot last weekend. Despite the snow and ice in the parking lot, inside it was time to dream of warm weather and sunshine on the deck or at the beach. Such a happy … Continue reading

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holy moly

Banjo Man brought home three of these last week. Maybe they’ve been around for years, but they were new to me. And very welcome. We have embarrassing holes in our walls, left by the wall phone (remember those?), previous thermostats … Continue reading

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