Archive for the ‘Home Ownership – Fall yard cleanup’ Category

My De-Fence against Deer.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

I’ve been ordered by “the top brass” to create a simple barrier between her Spring garden and the Bambi in our midst. Folks have told me to hire a professional. Heck, I don’t need any expert showing me how to dig a hole and plant a post. Oops… Or, do I? (more…)

Climatic Indigestion

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

EEK! Hibernation is looking better all the time… It’s spitting cats and dogs, outside — And, my poor house is bearing the brunt of atmospheric flatulence.

Remember the ‘ol days — way back when cars had real bumpers… I don’t recall Mother Nature being so mean. Of course, I was a kid and didn’t have modern worries. Now, my house and I try to survive the Holiday Season’s wear ‘n tear by humming Christmas songs, like ‘The Little Plumber Boy’ — ra bum pa pum pum. (more…)

My Weather-O-Meter

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Mother nature just pooped on me.

I think it’s fair to say that as a homeowner, I’m more sensitive to the natural element’s effect on my mood.


Homeowner’s To-Do Lists are Longer

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I have a memory like a sieve — and, if I don’t keep a daily list, I can never remember what I’m supposed to do. And as a fellow homeowner, I think our lists are the grand daddies. I have lists of lists. My lists are so long, they come with titles like, “My life story. Part 6.”, or “The Return of Honey-Do.”


Fix Something, Break Something

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I think the Home Ownership gods are mad at me. I can’t seem to attempt any around-the-house fix-up projects without breaking something else in the process. I guess I’m a klutz.


Ants in my Pants

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Well, the invasion has begun. No, not the Martians — the creepy crawlers out in my garage. And, don’t ask me why they’ve decided to march in, now…
I called a pet store, in hopes of finding an Ant Eater. I’ve seen pictures — They’re kind’a cute and have that family resemblance. But, no luck.


Nature’s Dandruff

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I went outside today (that was my first mistake), and it was obvious that summer’s over. Everywhere I looked was covered in earthly decay. There were cones and more cones, leaves and more leaves. There were twigs and needles, and enough naked trees to make an arborist blush.

House Pimples

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Wow. Do you ever go to some body’s house and feel alarmed at the lack of care, and poor condition it’s in?

I mean, you’re walking up to the front door and you glance at the yard and think, “EEK. Look at those dandelions! They’re the size of a Volkswagen!”