House and home


About a year ago, our 7-year-old microwave, originally bought at Walmart for $100, began to flicker. “Hmm,” I thought. “Is it beginning to go?” Microwaves have been the longest lived of our kitchen devices, or at least the longest lived… Read More ›


In our ever ongoing attempt to make our house look less like it’s a single step from dereliction, today Owen changed the medicine cabinet in my bathroom. When we bought the house, it had a tiny (ugly) little medicine cabinet… Read More ›


There were maybe 100 bees buzzing around the two hanging feeders on the deck. I assumed they were yellow jackets because we’ve had a lot of trouble here with hornets and wasps — and especially yellow jackets who have nested… Read More ›