Rebooting

You might notice a few changes around here over the next few weeks. We’re rebooting, but we’re also ridiculously focused when it comes to tweaking things, so it’s a process. Anyhow. It’s been… This house, man. This house. Have we got stories for you. We’ll be back soon.

Blog Be Rollin’ Again

Brooke here.  North Carolina took a long time to shake off the dickishness of winter–as of two weeks ago, we were still losing power to ice storms on a fairly regular basis–but it’s finally spring! So, time to dust off the home blog and start posting again. …where were we? Let me reread some of […]

Brief Sunday Morning Conversation

Brooke here. Things have been ugh. Have a conversation. Brown: There’s a toy fair today. I want to go. Me: Okay. On the way home, I want to stop by an open house in the rich part of town. Brown: (growls) Me: What? You get to do something you want to do, I get to […]

Yes, They Do Windows. Both Sides, Actually…

Brooke here. We’re Angie’s List members. It’s an… interesting service. It’s rather like paying money to subscribe to an opinionated phone book. I have found that most of the reviews are a few steps above Amazon’s, and pretty much on par with Goodreads: yes, some folks have various axes to grind and they want to […]

Keep Your Distance

Brooke here. No pictures this time, for what I hope are obvious reasons. Yesterday morning, Brown calls me into the living room and points out what he thinks is a raccoon on the other side of our backyard fence. From twenty feet and a window away, it looks like a possum to me; it’s on […]

Butterfly Weed

Brooke here. There is no more ivy on the house. (This is actually not entirely true; there’s a small patch of ivy just off of the front stairs that I keep carefully trimmed.  It is there as a warning to the rest of the ivy, saying, Once, I was many. Now, I am one. Stay […]

Wood rot!

Brooke here. What a delightfully eventful summer that was! I don’t know about you guys, but it seemed as though our friends and family drifted from crisis to crisis, like polar bears trying to find a place to bash a seal over the head in an ever-shrinking ice field… And now summer is over, and […]

So.

Brooke here. So. The last post was July 2, just a little over nine weeks ago. Right after it went up, we got caught in what can only be described as a cascade house failure, where once something went wrong, it triggered problem after problem after problem… And, while dealing with these problems, I’d every […]

Weird crap from the backyard

Brooke here. Three weeks of flooding has uncovered a lot of weird crap that was buried under the ivy.  Such as… Yes, that is a lifesize terracotta human nose, thank you for asking.  And one and two-thirds cents. It’s literally a penny with a third bitten right out of it.  I blame the two-thirds of […]

Glass is Half-Full, Really

Brooke here. We’re… oh, I think “exhausted” about covers it.  We got a break from the non-stop rain for exactly eight days. A full week-plus of not having to bail out the basement, woo! We made the most of it by catching up on some yard projects we’ve been slacking on due to Bailing, and […]