Crazy weather—6″ of snow and today a rapid melt.

These are some of the babies, who are now half a foot long. Hoping they make it through the winter in good form. Right now it’s melting as if somebody had taken a giant hair dryer to the town. Jane is in the kitchen applying copper contact paper to the nice...

This strange-looking fellow is Goku…

We got him, about a 4″-5″ size, to reassure our really baby koi, who would not come out from under their rocks and eat. Baby koi have a strong self-preservation instinct. And big ones frighten them. But so does no big ones in the pond. So…Goku. Who...

A springtime image, when the azalea is in bloom.

We painted the garage wall in imitation of a Chinese painting—painted it first in mud—real mud, from the ground—so we could get the feel we wanted, hosed off the bits we didn’t like, then re-did them. Then we got a selection of little sample...

We have countertops!

Click on pic to enlarge. The foreground clutter is a spare rollabout holding baking stuff. No, Jane is not finished. But we have countertops, and our new...

Our cabinet arrived….

The replacement cabinet is here, the doors for the other one are here, and probably the drawer front. We got the Lowes guys to take the old one out and bring the new one in, and it’s 1/16 inch larger than the other, but we don’t think this (being a body...

It’s noon and it’s already been a day…

Jane had a weird call from new health insurance wanting a credit card and it took us some scrambling to find out it actually was legitimate. During which time we had a kerfluffle with account numbers and needing a verification via phone, as I recall, which needed my...