After spending four hours last weekend at a car wash raising money for a non-profit, I came home to find my husband in the middle of a project on our screened in porch. Two years ago, he decided to turn that porch into a greenhouse so that he could grow vegetables from seed and have them ready to plant in the spring. He covered the entire space with plastic sheeting, got a space heater and planted tomatoes, peppers and squash in red solo cups. For two months, these tender plants flourished until one night he forgot to turn on the space heater. All of that work gone to waste was disheartening and he abandoned the greenhouse plan, but the plastic sheeting remained. The space became the favorite haven for our cats and many a morning we discovered the prey they had captured and killed during the night. My kids likened […]
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I love my new NookColor. Love it to bits. But when I came back from Arizona with it, I returned sans cover. I spent ages looking at the B&N selection, and while many looked nice, I wasn’t happy with the way most of the covers clip the device. In retrospect, I realized that I wouldn’t be removing and re-attaching the Nook often enough to risk damaging it, but at the time I just wanted to leave my lovely eBook reader pristine. Untouched. And when I returned to Canada and changed my mind, I saw that the cost of ordering one online was too expensive. Additionally, I can’t say I trust eBay all that much, except as a source of cheap books. No one bilks people for Mary Baloghs, unlike this poor NYT writer who was scammed out of $1700 for a Sarfatti […]