A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOILET PAPER – BY ELLIN CURLEY

The panic buying spurred by the Coronavirus has highlighted the products that Americans feel are most essential to their wellbeing. Apparently toilet paper leads the pack since most stores initially reported that they were completely out of toilet paper. Toilet paper hoarding has become a national joke, with people buying carts full of the stuff … Continue reading A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOILET PAPER – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I TOLD HIM HE DIDN’T HAVE TO GET UP, BUT HE GOT UP ANYWAY – Marilyn Armstrong

Even the dogs are sleeping late. They woke me briefly at 7:40 because Bonnie demands cookies in the morning. If Garry doesn't give her cookies and while he is at it, clean out her eyes, she will keep barking. Forever. One morning she barked continuously for more than three hours, but to be fair to … Continue reading I TOLD HIM HE DIDN’T HAVE TO GET UP, BUT HE GOT UP ANYWAY – Marilyn Armstrong

VICTORIAN HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

We all think we'd like to live in one of those mansions. I know several people who bought one and tried to restore it. They acquired them with the best of intentions. They saw in their minds glorious images of perfectly finished wood paneling and ceiling beams with miniature gargoyles and carved balustrades in the … Continue reading VICTORIAN HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

IF IT AIN’T BROKE … Marilyn Armstrong

Fandango’s February Expressions #3 If it ain't broke, don't fix it. You mean like our 31-year-old furnace that works but is guaranteed to give up the ghost any time now? Or the back deck that's propped up in one corner because it was falling off the house? I think you could definitely say this about software … Continue reading IF IT AIN’T BROKE … Marilyn Armstrong

SIGNS OF OUR TIMES AND FAREWELL MY LOVELY – GARRY ARMSTRONG

Last night, I was gritting my teeth over the Senate Impeachment travesty and another household repair issue. The tank on the toilet in our primary bathroom cracked just hours after Marilyn had workers back to redo problems on our new shower. All this while we're figuring out how to pay for a newer version of … Continue reading SIGNS OF OUR TIMES AND FAREWELL MY LOVELY – GARRY ARMSTRONG