Category Archives: Life Lessons

Rain Rescue

It was a beautiful Texas Summer Sunday Morning. Custom made for fishing on Lake Marble Falls. So we decided to blow off boring, sweaty chores and wag our little boat to the ramp. The sun was shining, the birds were … Continue reading






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The Loss of a Family Member

Literally. I lost him! He was last seen flying and bobbing in the wind, headed into the wild blue yonder. Atticus Finch the Fabulous Budgie is gone. He chose a really beautiful day to bust out the back door and … Continue reading






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Ladder (Un) Safety

I got in a hurry. I didn’t take the time to make sure my ladder was stable. I climbed past the recommended rungs (actually I stood on the very top of a 6 foot step ladder). I over reached with … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth

My new girlfriend and I just moved into a fabulous apartment on the ground floor of a nice complex & everything about it is perfect except for one problem. Our bedroom windows face the busy poolside cabana.  There is no … Continue reading






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Being At One With Nature

Late yesterday I decided to dig the last post hole of the Porch Project just because it needed to be done, and I had nothing better to do….Except maybe sit in the zero gravity lawn chair, sip a cold beer … Continue reading






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Gosh Darn Deluxe

It all started when the Little League World Series took a bad turn on the last game. It might not have been a bad turn for the Japanese team (they won), but it was a bad turn for my husband … Continue reading






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New Front Door Weekend

Another long weekend (thanks to an abundance of vacation time) and still no porch.  We did get the brand new door in, that only took one day (for the door itself) plus another day for the handle set. On a … Continue reading






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Dirty Rotten Sponge

New Project Syndrome is raging at my house. My husband and I talk for hours about the future beauty and usefulness of the future front porch we are starting on this summer. It will be so relaxing & nice to … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth

I am a long time reader, first time asker. My dilemma is this: If I make a very manly and technical decision about our remodel project’s teeniest-tiniest little detail, and give the “okay” to the contractors to carry out said … Continue reading






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Adding a Front Porch in 895 Easy Steps

We have replaced old siding and windows on every outside wall of the house except one. The front door wall. A visitor would never know just how fabulous the rest of the house’s exterior was upon approach. While a ancient, … Continue reading






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