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Oh Nuts! (Or Letting Mother Oak Do The Fall Decorating)

It has been a very Autumn-like Fall in our neck of the woods this year. Nice cool fronts have brought a few beneficial rains to keep things alive. There are flowers blooming that haven’t bloomed in springs past. The trees … Continue reading






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Redneck Hot Tub Repair

We love our hot tub. Sure, it’s a 2003 model. Sure, it’s a basic basin (tub?) made from PVC pipe and covered in gray Naugahyde vinyl (not the fancy-dancy fiberglass molded-to-your-bottom-side type). Sure, instead of a custom-designed tabletop surround for … Continue reading






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Decorating a Deck

I have a new deck. It’s big, it’s made from treated wood (that is supposed to never rot), it has marvelous metal rails painted just the right color of green, & a sun shading canopy. It’s just what I imagined … Continue reading






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Central Texas Sunset

Early Summer. An evening after a rain.  A few shreds of cloud drifting by. I am on the deck in my zero gravity lawn chair. Calm wind, calm cat in my lap, calm feeling. A doe and her twin fawns … Continue reading






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