From the category archives:

House and Home

“Removing Myself from the Narrative”

by Jenny 18 February 2019 House and Home

I just changed my Primary Care Physician (PCP). I have nothing against my former PCP. I only switched because the prior PCP’s office location made it really inconvenient for me to take off time from work for appointments. This new PCP is a very short walk from my workplace. As one does with a new […]

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A New Home for Some Family Ornaments

by Jonathan 16 December 2018 House and Home

A number of years ago (I just asked Jenny, and we were married already, possibly our first married Christmas, but I really don’t know), my Mom was in Sam’s Club buying her usual industrial quantities of ingredients for Thanksgiving cooking, and she saw a display of artificial trees on sale. One of them in particular […]

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Old Houses, Old Wiring, and Ceiling Fans

by Jonathan 9 June 2018 House and Home

Why, hello, blog! It has been a while. It has also been quite a while since I’ve posted much here about work on our old house. Part of that is because I really haven’t done much of substance lately on the house. Well, I’m out to change that (slowly), so here we go…. Tl;dr: I […]

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The Tale About the Clawfoot Tub . . .

by Jenny 13 April 2018 House and Home

Hi, it’s Jenny again. I haven’t abandoned this blog! This site morphed from our wedding website into our home renovation blog.  Well, last Christmas, Jonathan had the opportunity to meet our house’s former owner.  And this former owner solved a mystery for us. See, we knew that the second floor bathroom once included the clawfoot […]

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Come Visit “The Parnassus Pen”

by Jenny 20 March 2018 History

This is Jenny, and I have a few items to discuss. First: Happy birthday to my youngest sister, O.S.G! Sis, if you are reading this, I want you to know that it was so much fun to watch you grow up! Second: Happy spring to everybody else. Now for the meat of this post: This […]

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This Year’s Tree Adventure

by Jonathan 10 December 2017 House and Home

This year’s tree adventure was a little… different. We have traditionally cut down our own tree, from the same farm my parents went to when we moved back to this area and started to get a live tree again. This particular farm up by Butler had always been a great place to get a tree. […]

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The Thanksgiving Stuffing Story

by Jonathan 16 November 2017 Food

Hi all. So it’s a rare entry (these days) from Jonathan tonight! Our family has been “team cooking” for holidays for the past several years. There used to be time and people enough to get everything done in one place, but as the years went on, that became more and more difficult. My Mom had […]

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How NOT to Build a Sandbox

by Jonathan 9 April 2017 House and Home

This weekend, I helped my Dad and Brother-in-Law Jack build a sandbox for my little nephew Andrew. My sister had found plans online at Lowes. I picked up the guys around 10AM Saturday and we headed for Lowes. While on the way, I asked my Dad to read off the list of stuff we were […]

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New Year, New Home Technology, Part 1

by Jonathan 1 January 2017 House and Home

Hi. It’s a new year, and I have an awful lot of things I want to say about an awful lot of things, but I figured I would start on the relatively non-controversial side and talk about some new home technology I’ve been working to implement, and some updates on house projects. Maybe you’re interested, […]

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The Point

by Jenny 18 August 2016 House and Home

Life moves according to some sort of plan. Then suddenly it doesn’t. Everything changes at one single point in time. I bet that everybody who reads this blog already knows about what happened last week, but I blogged today so that future entries on the subject will make more sense. On Memorial Day weekend in […]

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