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My Own Private Parking Lot

NEVER THOUGHT I COULD GET SO EXCITED ABOUT PARKING, outside of finding a spot in the East Village on a Saturday night. For the past two days, the construction of a parking court — that sounds pretentious, but it’s not … Continue reading

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City Slicker’s Adventures in Cottage Living

…in which she can’t get a reasonable quote to install her fireplace and sees wild turkeys in her backyard. Photo: Wikipedia TIME FOR A LITTLE RE-CAP, I think, of home-improvement progress or lack thereof. First, my ongoing fireplace dilemma. The … Continue reading

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Landscaping with Leaves

IN ANOTHER LIFE, I might be having lunch at Balthazar. In this life, I am sculpting with leaves. Using a hose or rope to lay out the curve of a path hasn’t worked for me. They just didn’t stay put, … Continue reading

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Birth of a Path

NOT LONG AGO, my driveway was a straight dirt run from road to house. For the past couple of weeks, an hour here, an hour there, I’ve been literally laying the groundwork for a walking path from my future parking … Continue reading

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A Loose Schedule and a Tight Budget

Above: Eric Ernst, Tree Man of Montauk, thinning out my overgrown forest so I stand a chance of growing something other than ferns I’M ALL OVER THE PLACE HERE. I still have so much to do pull this house and … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions

THESE DAYS, I’M FACED WITH CHOICES I couldn’t have predicted a few months back, when I lived in a brownstone in Brooklyn. They’re fun choices, not matters of life and death. Still, they are perplexing. For example: Fencing: how high? … Continue reading

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Boring Stuff

MAYBE SOME OF YOU HAVE NOTICED I’ve reduced my blogging schedule from daily (as if that was ever gonna be sustainable) to a few times a week. I’ve been occupied with such matters as: cleaning out my basement (still) painting … Continue reading

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