Category Archives: house/neighborhood

Seeing? Or Looking Through?

I washed windows today.  I’ve lived in this house for almost four years and this was the first time that I’ve washed any windows.  Nik has lived in this house for almost 6 years and he’s never washed a window … Continue reading

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Saving Money and the Environment with your Dishwasher

Here’s a quick tip – don’t fill both soap receptacles in your dishwasher with soap.  Just fill the pre-wash one (and don’t even fill it completely).  This means that you use half as much soap and your dishes get rinsed … Continue reading

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Ellie’s first tornado (and hopefully her last)

And my first tornado too, for that matter! Last Tuesday night/Wednesday morning (a week and a half ago), a tornado hit NE Baltimore. at around 1:00 am  We were just blocks from where it touched down and pretty much directly … Continue reading

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The “We’re all family, right?” House Tour

As in, “We’re all just family so the house doesn’t have to be perfect before you come over” house tour.  My dear friend Lisa has been asking me for pictures of our house since we got married.  And I’ve been … Continue reading

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Poetry Thursday

“Sitting Around Your Table” by Madeleine L’Engle from The Ordering of Love Sitting around your table as we did, able to laugh, argue, share bread and wine and companionship, care about what someone else is saying, even if we disagreed … Continue reading

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Happy

I just have to say that our new bathroom curtain makes me so happy.  The light streams in now and we have a beautiful view of a gigantic old tree.  I love the fabric too but I think I might … Continue reading

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A Miracle

A miracle. There are no piles of paper that I need to put away. Anywhere in the office. This has never happened before. At least not since I moved in, on June 23, 2007. That’s not to say that they … Continue reading

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Advice Column Tuesday

Dear Abby, The office in my house is a mess.  There are boxes everywhere, piles of books, dust bunnies in the corner, and general clutter everywhere. What should I do? Sincerely, Drowning in Stuff in Baltimore Dear Drowning, It’s simple!  … Continue reading

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Thank you for voting!!

Back in November, I asked you to vote for Baltimore in an HGTV competition.  Well, we won!!!    (Portland didn’t win though Katie, sorry!)  So, starting this weekend and continuing through next week, HGTV and Rebuilding Together Baltimore will be … Continue reading

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Finish It! Friday

From this (although I’d already been working for awhile when I remembered to take a picture, it was definitely worse): to this (note that Dillingham is no longer swimming in algae-infested waters): And also, I finished my corn sack! And, … Continue reading

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