Category Archives: House

Another Country Notched on my Passport, Another Deck Sealed…

13 June 2017 I took my first business trip of 2017 last week; a 5-day trip to Sofia Bulgaria (3 days spent traveling, 2 days of meetings). I haven’t been traveling much on business these past few years: 2017 – … Continue reading

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Back in the Groove (or Furrow)…

(click on thumbnails to see full-size images) 12 JUNE 2016 A couple of hundred years ago I started a Mother’s Day tradition at the house in Woburn… the girls (at ages 7 and 9, with help and guidance from Dad) … Continue reading

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Oh, I’m A Lumberjack and I’m Okay…

…to the tune of… We have 2.6 acres of land at the house up in Maine, with a LOT of trees, so I acquired a refurbished Homelite ZR10568 42cc 16-Inch Gas Chain Saw a few years ago for use up … Continue reading

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The Winter for the Record Books is Over – I HOPE!

One hundred ten point six inches of snow as measured at Logan Airport (on the coast!) in Boston this winter.  That’s over NINE FEET!  Winter 2014-2015 was the snowiest winter ever in Boston since records have been kept (125 years).  … Continue reading

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A Hiccup at the Church of Music in Nature…

We had a technical problem at the Church of Music in Nature recently.  The church has a pair of Bose® 151 SE environmental speakers on the tall corner posts of the deck, and a line-out feed from the house stereo mounted in the … Continue reading

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Waiting Too Long…

Back in 2002 I repaired the deck on the TreeHouse, adding concrete footings and replacing the four concrete-filled iron support posts with 6×6 wooden posts, and adding three 4×4 support posts across the center of the 16-foot span. I replaced … Continue reading

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Home Improvement – Part Deux

(click on any thumbnail for full-size image) We’re into the second of three major home improvement projects here at the TreeHouse.  The first was the replacement of the 30-year-old wall-to-wall carpet in the upstairs of our 30-year-old split-level house back … Continue reading

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Home Improvement

When we bought the 5-year-old split-level house we now call the TreeHouse back in 1987, we were pleasantly surprised to find wall-to-wall carpeting in every room except the kitchen and the bathrooms. Our first house on Grant Place in Lexington … Continue reading

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The Pentennial Garage Door Painting Fest Has Arrived

The “once-every-five-years” fest involves scraping, patching, sanding, caulking, priming, and painting my wooden garage doors. Each side (door, and door-trim) takes a full ten-hour day just to scrape (I scrape about 80% of the old paint off, down to bare wood), patch … Continue reading

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Life is Tough, and It’s Tougher When You’re Stupid!

“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.”   —  Obi-Wan Beenobi I was sitting out on our deck last Thursday … Continue reading

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