…I spent a lot of time staring out the front window at the yard. What was wrong with it ? … More


As a woman, working by myself, on my own house, I have been plagued by pests. Women speaking privately amongst … More

Color Agony

My house faces west, slightly oriented to the south. There are no large trees across the street to filter the … More

Fixing the House, Again

(Painting by Ludwig Meidner, c.1913) The exterior had so many troubles I hardly knew where to begin. In my previous … More


I discovered that if I couldn’t see the ugly gas station canopy, that I felt less angry about it. Before … More

Almost Nine Months Later

The back porch still looked like this. This was what was underneath the vinyl siding, stripped off in Oct., 2019. … More

The Bad Back Porch

This section of the house was so terrible I wondered if I should just remove it ? Many late 19th … More