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You look familiar.

  Have we met? I’m Reid. Pleased to meet you. How may I direct your call? For the latest news, press one. For a Road Trip Report, press two. For information about C3PR, press three.   For stories that are … Continue reading

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The Doors

I’ve been working on the doors, off and on,  for forever. Back in 2012, when we’d moved to the green house and I didn’t have a place to putter, I put up a bench in the barn and spent half … Continue reading

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The Silver Bullet

It used to be that, for Christmas, I’d do a production run of about a dozen of one thing or another. I’ve done toy blocks, cherry step ladders, loaded dice, folding side tables, bakers feet, bulletin boards, screw-top cans, garlic … Continue reading

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What I did last summer

Are you thinking to yourself: “Is that all you did last summer? Work? Didn’t you have any fun at all?” Of course we did! The Big Gun We’ve got 5 guns and 2 people in the house, and that’s still … Continue reading

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Mary’s busy day

Sunday September 29 8:33 am Finished the library book she fell asleep reading last night. 9:19 am Inspects 700 pound tiller downtown. 10:25 am Finished tilling the garden. Tidies up around the edges. (No picture available) 11 am Took a … Continue reading

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Gutters

We never eat fruitcake, because it has rum. And one little bite turns a man to a bum! Oh can you imagine a sadder disgrace Tha-a-a-an A man in the gutter, with crumbs on his face? – The song of … Continue reading

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The Little Green Man

It’s a long story, but I’ve been working on a bi-fold door for Marshall’s bathroom. It’s a pretty cool door, made from leftover hickory flooring, and with vertical pivoting louvers that don’t let prying eyes see you sitting on the … Continue reading

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Day by day in July

Mon 7/1 bought oil for tractor, bulbs, groceries. took off backhoe and got tractor up onto driveway. EMC. cut grooves for 1st door. Tue 7/2 set up and grooved 3 doors. worked with fairpoint guy for internet service. Wed 7/3 … Continue reading

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A conversation with BZ the cat

BZ: Meow! Reid: Come here. Scratch me. Mmmmm. Lazy cat. Higher. Mmmm. Harder. Gggggg. Right there. So, Cat, we’ve been here for a couple weeks now. How do you like your new home? Not too shabby. There’s lots of places … Continue reading

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Landscaping

Now that even Mary agrees that the inside is ‘Mary-ready’, Mary is ready to start landscaping. For starters, can’t we do something about the view? The view was already pretty good, but with a chainsaw as my paintbrush, I set … Continue reading

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