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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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Guest Room Re-Do

THIS COMING WEEK, I’M SLIPPING IN A RENOVATION PROJECT that wasn’t even on my priority list. The roofer remains elusive, and I can’t do the parking court until he’s done. I can’t do the deck/outdoor shower until April at least, … Continue reading

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BACK FROM SPAIN, shaking off jet lag, dealing with a balky Internet connection, and trying to readjust to a cedar-shingled cottage in the woods after a week spent among Moorish palaces and orange trees on the plains of Andalusia, which … 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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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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