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green intentions

It’s that time of year when an old woman’s fancy turns to garden planning. Whenever the snow melts down far enough, I start visualizing where I want raised beds, and which shrubs i need to kill, and where I need to undo the things the previous owner had done, which at the time I paid […]

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preppy bargains

I have been into fixing things since i got here.  It started with one of my rules, when i was packing I did bring some things which needed a bit of work, and some things that were down right broke. But they were things on my list of ‘things i intend to fix.’ Well one […]

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erasergirl rides again

I am still pretty busy in a good way, and i am not sure if that’s just the universe being nice to me, or is just what’s going on  inside my head. The wordpress plugin i bought to sync the woocommerce orders and inventory with quickbooks on my PC took at least 4 days for […]

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On the sunnyside (revised)

One of the things I have planned to do…to exploit my new found love of alterative energy, is build it a small web presence. A simple site, with a page about the installation process, diagrams about how the solar cells and battery are connected. I know there’s a way to hook the meter results to […]

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honeydo

One of the things one does to make yourself feeling better, when one is utterly broke is round up all the things in your house that you have been meaning to send back and then actually sending them back. The Maxpedition pouch with the stitching coming undone, the case for the kindle that doesn’t fit, […]

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unsuck

true confession: i like shopping off the net, big surprise. i will never just go to a store and buy the 1st thing i find anymore. like everyone else i don’t want to waste my money buying something i may have to replace too soon. And i really detest going into a big box store […]

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snow marches on

All this damn snow has broken my spirit, all I want to do is keep warm. Of course eat and sleep, but that’s normal. worth reading • un-published story by Mark Twain “The Undertaker’s Tale“ will finally see print, in the pages of the mystery quarterly The Strand Magazine. blog of note • from J. […]

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site to see • Duke Ellington will be on the back of the District of Columbia quarter. cool tools • it’s only a matter of time before this little piece of FREE online Vector graphic software gets eaten by someone like..say GOOGLE. Now I just have to find someone time to play with it. I […]

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save the words

site to see • oh man this is like the coolest use of the internet EVER – the Oxford English Dictionary is sponsoring Save the Words, a website dedicated to keeping underused English language words in the dictionary. Folks can pick an endangered word and pledge to save it from extinction. If you like that, […]

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cool tools

David Friedman @ Bibliotique is a cruel man. He keeps finding and stocking really useful bookseller tools at reasonable prices. First he started selling these really sweet paper scissors, now he has the Duluth Pack Deluxe bookbag. (think midwest LLBean-ish) Granted you can get this stuff elsewhere for the same or MORE. but here you […]

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