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Forward progress

20 May 2010 | Category: Building | Author: Clare

This past couple weeks saw the wiring go in, the walls finally insulated, the making of a mud room and the first stab at drywall.

Outside of the world of construction, the puppies have opened their eyes and with their sight has come a cautious sense of adventure. ...[Read More]


18 May 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

There were a couple of times as I was sealing up the walls with vapour barrier that I noticed bugs of various sorts and descriptions scurrying away into the pink insulation.

We are so used to that kind of interaction that although it occurred to me that I would not want to try push my way through a wall of itchy pink, I did not think more of it. ...[Read More]

Bugs in general

16 May 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

Reading or writing tend to happen in the loft in the dark, when I am comfy on my foam matress after the generator is quiet and the pups and Breagha are asleeep.

I am learning that there are a number of tools required to transform this torment into the relaxing couple hours it should be. ...[Read More]


10 May 2010 | Category: Building | Author: Clare

Electricity is not something I have often had anything to do with.

Other than plugging in an appliance and feeling an odd sense of unease at my inability to comprehend why it actually works, I have avoided this side of life and construction up until now. ...[Read More]


8 May 2010 | Category: Stories | Author: Clare

Spring is no longer a whipser in the tree tops, or a promise on the wings of migrating birds.

It is here; and with it have arrived the birds, the animals, the life in the trees. Everything is alive with activity and excitement. ...[Read More]