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Archive for February, 2015

I like our house. It’s a cute little 60’s ranch with some recent upgrades and unique features. However, it does have a few flaws, one of which is a severe lack of closet and cabinet space on the main level. The basement has great storage, but I can’t exactly run down there all the time for daily necessities, so we’ve done our best to smartly utilize the space we have and only keep what we need at hand. This week, Bart and I installed two different yet similar storage solutions to add some functionality, and I think we’ve definitely hit on some winners.

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Four-day weekend

Today was our first (and hopefully only) snow day of the winter. A big front came through last night dumping about five inches of snow at our house and closing the government for the day. Since yesterday was Presidents’ Day, that meant I had an impromptu four-day weekend. I might have enjoyed it more if it hadn’t been so cold, but hey, I’ll take it.
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Windy

Sometimes, I want to be like a wind chime.

Last night, a tremendous Arctic front began pushing through the Mid Atlantic region. We got a mere dusting of snow, but the temperature began to plummet and high winds settled in. All night long I heard the roaring of 50-60 mph gusts screaming around the house and the occasional thump of something like a branch falling from one of the copious trees in our yard.
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With the deepest part of winter behind us, February brings at least a glimmer of hope for the eventuality of spring. We aren’t quite out of the cold just yet, but this last weekend was a welcome respite, with temperatures up to 60 degrees and more on Sunday. We usually allow ourselves a bit of hibernation during January, purposefully taking a break, resting, and recharging for the upcoming months. This year was no different, as the relaxed pace of blog posts have probably indicated. The pace has picked up a bit this month, though, so we’re slowly ramping back up and getting back into the mood for tackling some new projects, because we’ve got quite a few on the docket.
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