Monthly Archives: November 2012

Where’s the Christmas story?

Every once and awhile I have the urge to rant about something.  Usually I successfully suppress the urge but today I plan to indulge myself a little.  Have you noticed that it seems to be a long time since you … Continue reading

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What to do with your leftover mashed potatoes

I had some leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, and no leftover gravy, which meant in my estimation, they were pretty much useless. But then I recalled my mother telling me she made potato soup with them. So I checked … Continue reading

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An ingenious solution to hanging laundry

I have a confession to make.  When I  started this blog I had the notion that I would have many before and after posts.  After all we’ve redone every inch of our house, had more projects than I can remember … Continue reading

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What to have just in case….

Last post I said I would share how to be prepared in case of a storm and power outage. So here comes a pretty long, slightly boring post 😉 When we went through nine days without power, my husband and … Continue reading

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Sandy – the hurricane

Someone asked me how we experienced hurricane Sandy and the subsequent black-out. How did we manage without power? Well the short answer is that we did some preemptive planning, and we were able to use other people’s resources.  We were … Continue reading

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The romance of candles

Well, that title is a bit misleading since after nine days without power, candles have utterly lost their romantic appeal.  One good thing is that I managed to purge my candle drawer (yes I have one) and got rid of … Continue reading

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Returning to normal

Well hello folks! It’s been ages since I blogged. Mom and Dad came down a couple weeks ago, and then Sandy hit so that was the end of blogging for quite awhile. Nine days without power was a new experience … Continue reading

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