Archive for the 'House stuff' category

End of an era

Friday, March 25, 2011

The old water bed is gone. The frame is under the house, and the plastic mattress is still laying in the yard, draining, waiting to be taken up the hill and put in the trash or recycle bin or whatever spot its destined for at this point. (The mattress got itself on the hill by […]

Furniture, weeds, amaryllis

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Office update
Back in February I told you about moving the “new” office furniture into my home office, an began in early December. The last big part of that process finally happened on Saturday, almost exactly four months after it suddenly began. A couple of things came together that allowed this to finally occur: Dave’s torn […]


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In some ways this is a bit of ancient history, in others a work in progress. It all started when my next door neighbor, Stephanie, was moving her office from building A to building B a couple of weeks before Christmas. Her desk didn’t fit in the new office, so she asked Dave to pick […]

A little of this, little of that

Monday, August 31, 2009

Last week I got a bee in my bonnet, and finally rearranged my under-counter shipping center. In the last year or so my focus has changed from shipping individual patterns to sending out great lots of them, and the previous “shipping stuff” arrangement no longer suited. Now it’s all nice and neat again. I even […]

Dust bunnies?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Dave thinks the lovely taupe color of this yarn looks like dust bunnies. Especially from a distance. Especially when the knitting is bunched up and small, like it is now.
Yes, you heard me say, “Small, like it is now.”
This is because all that lovely knitting that I showed you the other day is gone. All […]

Our world without electricity

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Santa Ana winds have been blowing again for the last few days. Yesterday morning they were especially bad. Bad enough that they blew out a local cable line, and pulled down power to a good chunk of our neighborhood for seven hours yesterday. From 9:15 am to 4:30 pm we were down. No power. […]

Plywood, parquet, glue

Monday, June 16, 2008

Having an office at home is, overall, a wonderful thing. I get to put my desk where I want it. I have a window. That opens. I can listen to music that I like. Or sit in silence. I have a comfy chair. And a floor mat, that well, is past its prime. Way past […]


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The second (third?) Tilt sock is coming along splendidly. I got an entire repeat knit up at knit night yesterday. I stopped knitting when I got to a flaw—read: small knot—in the yarn. I’ll deal with that this evening when I have more light. I think I only have one more repeat to do before […]

Finally. A name.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I’d been starting to lean that way anyway, but then last night at our Monday night knitting get together, Kristie was fairly insistent. She really, really, really likes the name Dulcavina. It’s unique, she says. It certainly is, since I made it up—inspired by Denise (blogless) and Karen. It’s descriptive. It flows off the tongue. […]


Monday, April 14, 2008

Because we live in fire country, the county makes us—quite reasonably, I think—cut down the weeds in our yard every year. At least once. On occasion, during wetter years, we’ve had to do it twice; the first time is always mid April, the second time, if required, is usually in August. I think. Unless we […]