After weathering Monday’s storm and being spared the widespread power outages that persisted through Tuesday, we actually lost power Wednesday afternoon, after most people’s electricity had been restored. It was off for a few hours, and the house was beginning to get pretty darn cold. But it came back on that evening, and we wereContinue reading “Preparing for Snomicron, Round 2”
Yesterday the temperature reached 65 degrees and I was outside without a jacket. This morning we woke up to this. We’ve been in this house almost three years, and so far today we have received way more snow than the cumulative total from all that time. I’d gone to the back door and taken someContinue reading “Snow Crash”
We finished a house project today! We found a solution for our weird bathroom window, and finally completed the work. First of all, this window is in the shower of our main-floor lavender-and-pink-tiled 50s bathroom, across the hall from my son’s room. This was once an exterior window, but an addition was built behind itContinue reading “Shower Scene”
I just came across this photo of our Christmas tree from 2013. We went to a cut-your-own-tree farm that year, but we were quite late in the season, and all of the ideally shaped conical trees were gone. So we chose this one, and dubbed it The Incredible Spherical Christmas Tree.
1) If you had to build a Christmas tree with just items around your house, what would definitely be part of it? Books, of course. I’ve built one of these before, and posted about it earlier this month. But here’s another photo. 2) What’s your favorite holiday to decorate for? Halloween. The decorations are fun,Continue reading “Friday Five: Christmas Eve”
Twice this week, I’ve seen people respond to online posts with suggestions of killing suburban backyard animals. What’s wrong with people? Yesterday, someone posted to ask for advice on removing squirrels from her attic. Some of us who have faced that challenge suggested that she spend the money to get professional help. You may beContinue reading “Bird Brains”
The tree is up. We originally put it up more than a week ago, but there was a problem with some of the lights. Bob took the tree apart and tried to fix the strands that wouldn’t light, but he was unable to. Finally, he just added a set of working lights to fill inContinue reading “O, Tannenbaum”
I took this photo of my kitchen window this morning. Yes, it is December. While it is a bright, sunny day, the actual temperature is in the mid to low 50s. This is what happens when you install a thermometer in direct sunlight! Gotta find a new location for that thermometer….
I am totally not a gardener. But I did some gardening today, mostly under the direction of my gardening husband. (We call him “Farmer Bob”). Alexandria’s goal is to achieve a 40% tree canopy cover by 2035. To that end, the city holds a Fall Native Plant Sale each year, with reasonable prices on variousContinue reading “Speaking for the Trees”