Category Archives: At Home in Portland

Current Listening: “exotic”

When we got our new kitten (is there such a thing as an old kitten?) from Cat Adoption Team he came with the name Pongo. We spent days mulling over other possible names but came up empty, so Pongo he stays. … Continue reading

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What? Who? PONGO!

If anyone has been wondering why you haven’t seen a new post here lately, this is why. Read on after the picture for the story, if you’re so inclined. We adopted Dexter, our 5.5 year old male (insert like) in … Continue reading

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Glazed Yogurt Lemon Loaf

We got this recipe from the LA Times via our local paper, and decided to try it. It’s delicious! Read through the entire recipe before starting! Ingredients 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/4 cups … Continue reading

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HVAC: before and after

They finished about 4:00 pm yesterday, and everything is working fine. Here is the before and after, which doesn’t look that different, I guess, but new is good. What may not be apparent is the Air Scrubber unit, the thing … Continue reading

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Big Day – HVAC

Big day today. HVAC people here to install new furnace and a/c. Super high-efficiency units but expensive. I’m: a) not happy about having people in the house as I’m still fully sheltering in place and don’t want anyone to bring … Continue reading

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Shelf Shots – 3

For Shelf Shots – 1, I showed stacks of books in front of other books. Now I’ll reveal what was behind those stacks (and of course my new-last-week bookends). [click on the picture to make it as big as you like] … Continue reading

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Shelf Shots – 2

Just a quick one this time, mostly to show off my new bookends. I’d had the ones in the previous post for many years, and decided it was time for new ones. These tubby rabbits filled the bill. [click on the picture … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to… Dire Straits

Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms Warner Brothers Records, 1985 I’ve liked this band since I first heard “Sultans of Swing” on the radio way back in 1978. Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to… sound tracks

Dances With Wolves soundtrack, music by John Barry, Epic Records 1990 CD I’ve been listening to soundtracks. This is one of my favorites. This is the original motion picture soundtrack of the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to…

Playback by Tom Petty, MCA boxed set released November 20, 1995. Six CDs. Playback is a box set compilation by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1995. It contains popular album tracks, B-sides, previously unreleased outtakes, and early songs by … Continue reading

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