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Worthy Stove

We have been living in the house now for four months and there are still many things undone. It reminds me of when we were having one of the several disagreements with our next door neighbor about where exactly was … Continue reading

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The Listening Jar

We have been in the house for two weeks now and it has been crazy, but also wonderful… Continue reading

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Empty Fountain

Harry has gotten fully into the swing of things and now both he and I work all day every day calling subcontractors, asking when we can expect delivery, paying off our final bills, and still making finishing plans. Continue reading

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Vanity Mirror

In June after the sale of our house, I returned to Houston to move our furniture and things. Our daughter Erica kindly offered to help and, in the bargain, have a final farewell with her friends. This project had my … Continue reading

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Hot Piano

As I sit here on a Saturday morning looking out the window at the fog that has rolled in blanketing the hills, and at the birds chasing each other in and around the dripping trees, I am content, and peaceful, … Continue reading

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Broken Idea

When you tell people you are flying your designer half way around the country for a visit, they think you have money to burn. Continue reading

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Digging Deeper

Owning your own mess is humbling. As I watch other people owning theirs perhaps it’s only natural I should face my own shortcomings. Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 900 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Pale Mountains

We received the first set of plans from our architect, Terry Latasa, in November of 2011. We had first met Terry in Monterey, standing in front of my mother’s old house. He had come highly recommended to us, and been … Continue reading

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