Category Archives: At Home in Portland

Stimulating the Economy: GreenWorks 25322 G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower

We have a smallish lawn, and we’ve always used an old fashioned push mower. It’s the same kind of mower I used as a kid to mow the lawn at home. But the one we have was cheap and the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Barbara!

It’s my lovely spouse’s birthday today! Our celebration will be low-key, staying in on a rainy day, curling up by the fire with a book. Maybe a movie later.

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Stimulating the Economy: Speed Queen washer & dryer

We’ve had to replace our six-and-half year old (!) GE washer and dryer, as the washer was working poorly and the dryer control broke. Honestly, we’ve never been that happy with them, but they were on sale… After doing the … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Puzzles

I’ve mentioned in the last couple of Short Story February posts that my reading was down some because my wife have been working on jigsaw puzzles. So I thought I’d share pictures of one we recently finished and another nearing completion. Click … Continue reading

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No Friday Forgotten Book Post (again)

Sorry, I’m missing FFB again this week. I’ve just been too busy as well as a little under the weather.  I will have my short story reading up Monday, such as it is.

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Oregon Scientific Wireless Weather Station

I don’t know about you, but for us, knowing the temperature outside is important. When we first moved to Portland, we went to the Oregon Scientific store and bought one of these, and we consult it at least a couple … Continue reading

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Yum!

What to do when the weather keeps you at home? Spend some time in the kitchen making something delicious. For Christmas I bought Barbara Cooking for Jeffrey, a cookbook by Ina Garten, one of our favorite cooks. Well, it’s really for … Continue reading

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Another storm…

It started snowing at 10:30 this morning. This is supposed to be the 2nd largish storm of the year. You may recall the last one crippled the city. Now at 3:30 it’s still snowing, we have had an inch, perhaps … Continue reading

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Christmas Swag

note: my Current Reading post will be back next week Thanks to “wish lists”, friends and family know just what to buy this old fella. Take a look: The Mistletoe Murder and other Stories by P.D. James. Four stories in … Continue reading

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We had some snow…

I know the weather is truly terrible across much of the country, so some reading this may think I’m whining about nothing. Okay, but good grief. There are a lot of hills here in Portland, and when it gets snowy and … Continue reading

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