This D*mn House
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Welcome to the Season
- Published on Friday, 25 May 2012
Authors: NVIt’s Friday. Finally. And this particular Friday brings two things with it. First, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. (Of course, with the weather we’ve had this year, summer started back in March sometime!) And second, it is the official start of the DIY season.
I’m extending my holiday by taking a few days’ vac...
A Permanent Location
- Published on Thursday, 24 May 2012
I did a strange thing on Wednesday. Strange for me at least though I know other people do it every day: I put a down payment on a home of another kind.
No, This D*mn House is not for sale and I'm not planning on vacating it any time soon. And, after almost 26 years, it's hard to think of anything more permanent, though there is. No, this...
Tuesday ToolTalk: B D Rapid Charger, 9.6-24v
- Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Authors: NVI have a number of Black & Decker cordless products. (If you follow the blog, you know that I love my 24v trimmer and my 18v combo tool set.) All but one, my trusty-dusty first 9.6v cordless drill, use the slide-in battery packs ranging from 18 to 24v. I am a huge fan of these products.
But trying to keep track of the chargers and...
A Mostly Quiet Weekend
- Published on Monday, 14 May 2012
Hope everyone had a good Mother's Day.
It was a peaceful one at This D*mn House. The mother didn't feel like doing anything so for me it ended up being a rare day of lounging. It kind of made up for being in a perpetual state of motion on Saturday.
For some reason, I was awake at my normal weekday time (5:20 a.m.) and still up...
- Published on Monday, 07 May 2012
I spent the entire afternoon working in the yard on Saturday – in 90-degree heat. Not exactly intelligent and yet I knew that if I didn't get it over with, it would only be worse.
How right I was! It has rained off and on since the wee hours of this morning and the grass is already showing signs of more growth. Sigh.
Despite feeling bad...
It's Only a Super Moon
- Published on Sunday, 06 May 2012
Authors: NVCall me jaded, but I expected something a little more impressive than what I saw from something with "super" in the title.
1. It wasn't that big.
2. It wasn't that bright. (Seen brighter ones that were just any old "full" moon. Or that's how it seemed to me.)
3. It didn't even seem that close. (Even though the moon was supposed to be...
Stalking the Dead
- Published on Friday, 04 May 2012
One of the ways that I've been coping lately with all the craziness of the living is to walk among the dead. No, I've not been strolling through cemeteries. I have, in fact, been walking – virtually – through generations of lives.
I have been finding and documenting birth and death records and all of the little things that go on in...
A Real-Time Meet and Eat
- Published on Thursday, 03 May 2012
Sometimes, our real and virtual worlds get to mesh and you actually meet a bloggy friend live and in-person! Vicki from Not so SAHM and I have been talking about such a meeting since way back when she lived in Missouri and it didn't sound like a pipe dream.
Sadly, I missed out on a chance to meet with Vicki and her...
- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Authors: NVI've been absent for a while and man, has it has been a craaaaazy time. I've got lots of catching up to do, so I should probably start out with one of the positive things that have gone on in the past month.
Many of you have been following the recent health saga with my estranged father. I am happy to report that, at least for now, he is...
It's Raining Bowling Balls
- Published on Tuesday, 01 May 2012
I'm not sure what it is about April hailstorms. I do know that I am SO done with them.
Last year, they managed to rain down golfballs onto Pearl's trunk – the only part not covered by the carport. This year, they rained down TENNIS BALLS on the MonkeyGirl's ride, Luna. (A really pretty Volkswagen CC.)
We were scrapbooking on Saturday at a...