Category Archives: around the house

Hissing Light Bulbs

The hype sounded good. • SAVE MONEY ON POWER BILLS!!!! • (You might pay more for each bulb, but) THEY WILL LAST YEARS LONGER!!!! • (They produce 75% less heat, so they are) SAFER TO OPERATE!!!! • HELP THE ENVIRONMENT!!!! … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I suppose these days it’s more about food and football and parades and Christmas shopping than it is about giving thanks to our God. I’ll admit I enjoy the family feasts much more than I enjoy football … Continue reading

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Looking for a good Christmas gift?  Give the gift of escape–stress-free, mind-expanding travel to any place or any time, without any hassle.  Give a book! Of course, I would be happy if you bought my books, but not everybody would like … Continue reading

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A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts–interview with the authors

A SCRAPBOOK OF CHRISTMAS FIRSTS (Leafwood Publishers, October 2008) A wonderful new gift book, A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts, is available in October for Christmas giving. Today, I’ve invited the six coauthors to share their unique story of how they … Continue reading

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A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts

This is the title of a book that will be out in October.  It sounds like a wonderful book, with a variety of content that will provide something for everybody.  I do love this winter holiday with its family gatherings … Continue reading

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Icky, sticky tar

It’s possible everybody except me has known this helpful hint since day One, but in case you don’t… NB had to replace an attic vent on the roof Thursday.  He came down with tar all over his hands (and clothing, … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to perma-pressed clothes?

I grew up in the age when we dried freshly-washed clothes outside, then had to iron the wrinkles out of them (except for overalls.  We used stretchers in those) before we would dare wear them.  (Does anybody remember the sprinkler–a soda bottle … Continue reading

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