Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lamp Rewire Tutorial

This is my father. (I don’t have very many family pictures, so this 1980ish one is the most recent I have.) He was an electrician by trade. Early in life I learned basic wiring skills from him. So when I … Continue reading

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“Eat Myself Out of House & Home” Progress Report #3

December 31, 2011 I resolved to “eat myself out of house and home” in 2012. I have a bad habit of not keeping track of the foodstuff I purchase and it just accumulates in my storage areas. I’ve made the … Continue reading

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Roadside Rug

Driving home from my friends’ house, I saw this. Of course it was pouring down rain. But I managed to stuff it in the back of my van and get it home. There I could unroll it to see what … Continue reading

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Great Blue Herons

Over the years of bird watching in my neighborhood park I have made several new friends who share my love of the outdoors. Among them is a 4th grade teacher. She asked me if I would be willing to come … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Sunday

Nowruz means spring. Persians celebrate New years in the spring so this was a New Years Cake. This Bare Bottomed Baby design has been one of our most requested design for the 12 years that I have had this job. … Continue reading

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A Friend in Need

I learned this morning that my friend Andrew has the flu.   Nothing like Chicken soup when you’re not feeling well, so I looked at my stash of food and chose the things that I thought would make a good … Continue reading

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Show & Tell Sunday

This week rather than discribing the cakes in the text of my blog Iused the photo editing software to add text to the pictures. What do you think of the change?

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Thrifty Third Thursday

Value village and Eastside Community Aid store share a parking lot. I always shop both stores when I’m in the neighborhood. I stop at ECA first since they are a small independent store then I cross the parking lot to … Continue reading

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A plea for DIY help

  Saturday St. Vincent de Paul had a half price sale. EVERYTHING in the store 50 % off! I perused the whole store and found only two small items totaling $1.59, and that was at full price. Then I took … Continue reading

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Local Produce Stand

For the past few years I’ve made a concerted effort to patronize local, family owned businesses as much as possible. Wednesday the produce stand in the next town over opened for the 2012 season. They only operate from March to … Continue reading

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