Category Archives: shopping

new kid in the kitchen

This is my new Elite Cuisine Model 4829 toaster.  And yes, this sucker is very long.  It’s designed to toast those long slices of sourdough bread of which Banjo Man is so fond. Two weeks ago our toaster died and … Continue reading

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waking up in rhode island

It has taken over a week to get my energy back after a busy (and fabulous) summer, an over-long road trip, a heartwarming family reunion and nine days of Austin condo remodeling. And then there’s my Purple Bed, which has … Continue reading

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day 2 of the 2021 trip east

Thursday was much better than Wednesday, but then again we had nowhere to go but up. Here’s a deer in the parking lot of our motel. After the non-breakfast in Anaconda and after I pulled myself together, we hit the … Continue reading

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storing up for winter

These are my acorns. With the demise of brick-and-mortar fabric stores in New England–they are few and hard to find–I have been loving my trips to town to a real fabric store. I am loading up. And I have no … Continue reading

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don’t ask why i bought this friday

I will try to explain. It was marked “$9.99” at the animal shelter thrift store. There was a sticker on the cover that said, “Tested”. It was also unusual and shiny and pretty and I wanted to play with it. … Continue reading

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odds and ends at the end of august

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hail? huh?

Last Tuesday morning I woke up to this. Hail.  Loud hail.  Pounding on the deck. Banjo Man didn’t hear a thing, but I grabbed my phone and started taking pictures. See the blue sky?  After the hail the rain came … Continue reading

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our new little friend

Pardon my finger. Here is the Beast. Welcome, Beast. Have you experienced the shortages in lumber, building supplies, caulk, generators, etc. in the country right now? Banjo Man sawa a different generator in a store in town and came home … Continue reading

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we are here at the lake for 2021

I’m so sorry for the delay in posting.  An issue with WordPress is now solved and I am back on track once again. The trick now will be to access my photos from the phone and for some reason this … Continue reading

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beds, fog, spring and a meme

First the meme: Yesterday morning we had the infamous Weather Watch.  Why, you ask?  Fog.  Yep, we were fogged in and you know what that means?  Spring! It was all very exciting to look out the window. Speaking of spring, … Continue reading

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