Let Sleeping Creatures Lie

I'm here getting ready for the trip up to San Francisco, and the little doggies are bored, so I took them for a little perambulation down the driveway. It's a fabulous day out, the sun dappling the driveway through the beautiful trees, the creek burbling a few yards away, and as the doggies walked up… Continue reading Let Sleeping Creatures Lie

I Hate Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

When I first moved in with Junglemonkey I was surprised at how frequently I had to change lightbulbs. It seemed as though at least once a month and frequently more often than that there'd be a burned-out lamp that needed replacing. Living on my own, I'd go for maybe a year before having to replace… Continue reading I Hate Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Whoa. What Just Happened?

We lost power at our house on Wednesday afternoon. We felt pretty smug about it. After all, we've been doing Day Without Electricity for years now, and we know how to get along without. When the power hadn't been restored by Thursday morning, the little kid was allowed to skip a shower before she was… Continue reading Whoa. What Just Happened?

The World’s Largest Moustache

It started with the idea that we were going to sell our house. We put together a formidable list of things we had to do in order to get the house sold - things like fixing the tiling by the fireplace, putting cabinet doors in the kitchen where we took out the microwave, and especially… Continue reading The World’s Largest Moustache

The Days (Without Electricity) Are Getting Longer

The days are getting colder. Cold enough that the Pirate turned on the heat. Cold enough that we realized with horror that the entire summer is gone and we'd forgotten to order firewood early enough to get a really good price for it. (Darn!) Cold enough that I've gotten my bin of gloves and hats… Continue reading The Days (Without Electricity) Are Getting Longer