Projects Of My Own

Saturday, September 13, 2014

We are still at the little house in the city.

Great fun in the kitchen over the last few days! I have blanched and frozen most of the celery given to us by Terra and Lares, and dried and powdered about 250 ml of dried celery leaves for flavouring in soups . . . → Read More: Projects Of My Own

At Last!

Sunday, September 7 2014

My mood deteriorated throughout yesterday evening, and when I woke up in the morning I could not for the life of me find the right side of the bed. Attila stayed up until 2:00 a.m. finishing the interior of the windows. He woke me up when he came to bed, and . . . → Read More: At Last!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

The window renovation is beginning to wear thin! Attila worked till almost midnight last night, and then was so wound up that he had trouble sleeping. I think he is overworking, but he is determined to wind this job up as quickly as possible, and I cannot argue with his logic.

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Today is hot and very muggy. A good day to have a huge hole in the wall of the house! The kitchen window came out this morning, just after breakfast. It is an original window, single pane, not pre-manufactured, built with the house. We are saving the pieces, as I love the little kitchen window, . . . → Read More: Windows

Renovation Vacation: The Table And A Very Big Hole

Well here we are at the little house in the city! Attila has a bit of a vacation now that the summer season is over. We drove down last Saturday night, August 30th. Since arriving we have been shopping, shopping, shopping, making up for the last year spent in the bush, far from any reasonably . . . → Read More: Renovation Vacation: The Table And A Very Big Hole

Pine Stump

On YouTube I just saw an ad for a video game, full of guns, guns guns, muscles, muscles, muscles, bad guys, bad guys, bad guys and gun brandishing heroes, heroes heroes. The bad guys were big and bad, all different kinds of ugly. You could tell who was bad and who was not, just by . . . → Read More: Pine Stump

Fond Farewell Benny

A sad day today for our family. Luna’s dog Benny was bitten by a tick last spring, and her health has been deterioring ever since, she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease shortly after she was bitten by the tick, the medication did not help in her case. She came to visit us on Sunday, with . . . → Read More: Fond Farewell Benny

Pressure Canner

It ate a whole day, did the new pressure canner. And I did not even touch it!

First, I read the manual. Then I looked at various web sites dealing with pressure canners. The general advice was that the pressure gauge needed to be checked annually, either in the spring or the fall. In the . . . → Read More: Pressure Canner

Home Again, Home Again

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Early this morning, at 4:30 a.m., I arose, washed, dressed, and began packing the car for the trip home. It was still dark outside as I made my trips back and forth to the car. The morning was warm and humid, which is a big change from the cool weather we . . . → Read More: Home Again, Home Again

The Date

Monday, 19 August, 2014

Sunday, and again Monday, Terra dropped by on her lunch break. Her workplace is a few minutes from our little house, so it makes for a nice break from work for her. For me, it is a treat. I prepared salami and cheese sandwiches for us, topped with a thick slice . . . → Read More: The Date