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An Ode on the Potato (No Dan Quayle, No e on the end)

If you read this blog, and admittedly not many people do, you know that I like growing my own food. We grown the usuals: tomatoes, peppers, basil, beans and usually some type of squash. But a few years ago we decided to try potatoes, and it only took one year...

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The Great Bean Beetle War of 2016: A Conflict in Two Parts (So Far)

The Backstory If you’ve read many of these posts, you probably know I do some vegetable gardening, specifically organic gardening. One of the trade-offs with organic gardening is that in return for not poisoning your garden with herbicides and pesticides, you have to deal with attacks from some of the animals...

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It’s Done, It’s Done!

And in other news, after another extended absence, I’m back. but mostly … It’s Done, It’s Done! That’s right, after a year three months, our kitchen is finally, completely done. Well, except for the final bill we’re going to get, but we’ll try not to think about that now. In...

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Kitchen Update: Close But Not Quite

I know I’ve left you hanging on two things, the kitchen and the new computer. Blame my taking a vacation. Or not, I did have my laptop with me. Anyway, here’s a quick kitchen update and I’ll try and do better going forward. What Happened While I Was Away There...

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A Kitchen! We Have A Kitchen! Mostly. Kitchen Remodel Part 9

Wow, it’s been almost a week again, I didn’t realize. Until my mother e-mailed asking why I hadn’t posted an update in awhile. So here you go, and it’s a pretty big deal. Checklists, Let’s Do This With Checklists Sounds like fun, right? So here we go. Equipment in place:...

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Move in Day: Kitchen Remodel Part 8

Yes, I’ve shortened the title, Trin was tired of reading all those words. But on to other matters. It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like a Kitchen In many ways, anyway. We can’t cook in it yet, but we can start storing things there. This week they finished putting in the cabinets,...

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Peoria Restaurant Review: Mi Familia

That thing where you pick the paint store that’s closest to your favorite Mexican restaurant so you can go there for lunch? Yeah, we did that yesterday. Authentic Mexican Food in an Authentic Mexican Restaurant When it comes to our favorite Mexican restaurant in Peoria, there’s a split in our family....

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Cabinets! The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 7

Really, that’s all there is to say. They’re still in the middle of putting them in, and finishing prepping the drywall in the bathroom for painting. Because it’s short, I threw in a gratuitous cat picture for those that like that sort of thing.

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The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 6: Paint … & Stuff

Actually, the stuff is fairly exciting, and this will be a fairly quick update. Walls, It’s All About the Walls They finished mudding the walls last week, and then … wait for it … painted! That’s right, we have a coat of paint on the kitchen and outside closet walls,...

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