Category Archives: Monterey

Frightening Miracle

It was a frightening miracle that buoyed my spirits for many days afterward. Continue reading

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Fragile Smile

The house is dried in and now we are finalizing wiring plans for all things electric. Continue reading

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Foreign Meeting

I have joined the UU Church of the Monterey Peninsula and am back singing in the choir and loving it all. I’m alone most of the week so going to church to be with people boosts my spirits. The church … Continue reading

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Rough Glass

The house is emerging, or as one of my new neighbors likes to say, “growing up out of the sand.” Continue reading

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Euphoric Stone

It had turned into one of those days when things were not going right. It did not portend well for the weekend getaway I had so carefully been planning for months to visit my sister, and my daughter, and friends … Continue reading

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Lifeless Rain

One new innovation that we are installing to conserve usage is a grey water system in which the washing machine, sinks, baths and shower drains are all diverted to water the landscape. Continue reading

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Sudden Heart

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Paper Windows

When I was growing up in Monterey, it was like traveling abroad to go to the adjacent towns of Seaside, Pacific Grove, Carmel or Pebble Beach, the other towns on the peninsula. Each town has its own high school except … Continue reading

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Special Game

“Let’s Go Shopping!” exclaimed Laura Michaelides, our interior designer. What fun! There were two sets of things she needed from us:  appliances and countertops. Since we had decided that we would have the cabinets built on site, Laura needed to … Continue reading

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Probable Cause

At the beginning of the year, I thought I would really plunge into working on the design of the new house, but suddenly I came down with a severe case of the dreads. One problem was church which was becoming very … Continue reading

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