Category Archives: Updates

Updates, and New Rows to Come

So the peas did what I expected: the ones from the old packages didn’t do a thing. And the ones I had bought for this year have done pretty well so far–except that planting them in late January was probably … Continue reading

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The Nursery

A long-awaited post about the nursery! When Matt and I bought our house a few years ago, the room outside our bedroom–the brick room, the mysterious, “what did this used to be?” room–was marketed as a “potential great nursery”. To … Continue reading

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Fall Begins!

Last week saw the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. While there were a few mild days here and there throughout early September, the summer heat continued, more or less unabated, right up until the equinox itself. But … Continue reading

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Nesting (Summer 2015 Update)

NOTE: We’ve been crafting this blog for over 2 months and apologize for the delay. We’ve been kept back from posting because of new jobs, a new niece, our own baby prep stuff, and sadly, the sudden cancer diagnosis and … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung!

Last week was yet another cold, wet week–despite a brief flirtation with the 70s on Tuesday, it was more of the same from this entire winter: cool afternoons, cold mornings and nights, and unceasingly damp and grey.  A weekend of … Continue reading

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Midwinter Blues

Well, we’re well on our way to spring, and the random high-60s day we had a week or so ago was a great teasing promise.  But we’re back to standard Carolina January weather now: 20s and 30s in the nights … Continue reading

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A New Year–Roof Leak Fixed!(?)…and the leaves are still with us.

Happy new year, all. First, the leaves: I am convinced that most of our language for describing seasonal phenomena were translated directly from Old England to New England and the northeast, and as, for most of American history, that region … Continue reading

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Screening in the Porch, Part I

(Note:  this is one of the several “catch-up” posts from what we did in the first few months of moving to the house.) I know nothing about how to screen in a porch. I’m not sure Matt does either, but … Continue reading

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