NC Mountain House Chicken Coop Pano Play Button

Mountain House Series (The Outside)

When we moved out to the west coast, we sold the North Carolina mountain house. Maintaining it from this distance was just too problematic, though we both loved it: Silence punctuated by really loud frog sounds in the summer Awesome thunderstorms with torrential downpours A car meandering down the road maybe every 4 hours The […]

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NC Mountain House Den Pano Play Button

Mountain House Series (The Inside)

When we moved out to the west coast, we sold the North Carolina mountain house. Maintaining it from this distance was just too problematic, though we both loved it: Silence punctuated by really loud frog sounds in the summer Awesome thunderstorms with torrential downpours A car meandering down the road maybe every 4 hours The […]

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Horse's Ass

Showing His Posterior for All to See

Took me a while to get to this post: Once upon a time I thought John McCain was basically a respectable guy. He promoted himself as “the maverick” that bucked the political establishment. Turns out, he actually sees himself as the political establishment, and nobody is going to buck him. Rarely do we see the […]

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TiVo Remote

Cleanest Remote on Earth

Every Friday morning begins wash day. As I was pulling the sheets out of the washing machine I heard an unexpected sound. The remote control for the TiVo fell out of the washing machine and onto the floor. O dreadful! I inadvertently had scooped up the remote in the sheets and washed it! The batteries […]

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Nest Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat

Oh, I forgot to tell everyone. We now have a Nest. You know, the cool thermostat that was created by Tony Fadell, who headed up Apple’s iPod division for many years. As it turned out, our thermostat, a rather sophisticated affair, died back in November. After suffering for a few weeks, waiting for the new model […]

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Colorful Feet

Craving Colorful Feet

Yes, I stopped by the shoe store (Cole Haan) at the beginning of the week and had to use extreme self control to keep from buying a dozen pair of shoes. They have such awesome and crazy color choices these days! (Now, I already owned 2 of the pair you see pictured below; so, I […]

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