Category Archives: Around the House

Prelude to Peacocks

August 20 – As soon as some of the folks see what I am writing about, our peacocks, I hope you won’t say, How many more times is this woman going to write about those birds?” But I know for … Continue reading

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A Working Visit from David

July 21 – When our son David, who lives in Shawnee, sent us an email to tell us that he would be coming out last Sunday to help us do some things that we had been able to do easily … Continue reading

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Houston, Our Lawn Mower’s Got a Problem

May 30 – When we last left our mower, it was burning brightly! And now, the rest of the story… After burning and smoldering for a couple hours, the fire continued to show its presence, as some of the parts … Continue reading

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The Mower No Longer Works

May 28 – Well, I’m still alive and kicking as my dad used to say, but today I could at least face the music and accept the fact that I really was the one who was mowing the lawn when … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere (?)

March 6 – Early Monday morning about five o’clock AM, I heard a strange sound and wondered what was going on! Not having heard anything but that first sound, I didn’t think it was necessary for me to get out … Continue reading

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Slides, Snows, and Cats

February 24 – Years ago 35mm slides were all the thing, and Chris literally took hundreds and hundreds of them. We have them stored in trays and boxes. Unfortunately, our projector died out and we ended up throwing it away. … Continue reading

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Peacock Memories

January 22 – As you no doubt have read about in previous blog entries, for several months last fall we had two peacocks living here in our yard, having come over from our next door neighbor’s place to enjoy our … Continue reading

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A Bird in the House is Worth…

November 30 – This last Monday morning Chris opened the door into the garage that leads into the kitchen, and in flew a bird that must have been locked in the garage overnight. It flew right to the ceiling fan … Continue reading

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Peacock Wrap (2 of 2)

October 10 – OK, time to finish up the Peacock Post from earlier this week… When I get up in the morning, the first thing I do is go out to the kitchen and check out the back door. Just … Continue reading

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Hail to the Fairchilds

September 26 – So I’m finally getting around to a post about a real humdinger of a hail storm that we had earlier this summer. We may not get hurricanes in Missouri, but we DO get storms! I believe it … Continue reading

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