October 2007

Halloween In A Bungalow

by Josh on October 31, 2007 · 2 comments

in antiques,House History,Ideas

A couple nights ago I attended (the last 30 minutes of) a Twin Cities Bungalow Club event called, “Halloween in a Bungalow” with presenter, Janelle Henry. The talk covered the history of Halloween celebrations in the United States, with a particular focus on Bungalow era.

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You May Already Be A Winner

by Josh on October 29, 2007 · 5 comments

in garden,Local

I got a postcard in the mail today notifying us that our garden was selected to receive a 2007 Minneapolis Blooms Award! It looks like a neighbor or someone nominated us (Who is it? Fess up!) and then a garden evaluator stopped by sometime this summer to review our garden. Once I confirm our information […]

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My Lousy Vegetables

by Josh on October 25, 2007 · 7 comments

in garden,Projects

I have got to figure out what I’m doing wrong with my vegetable gardening. I enriched the soil with manure and compost, planted at an appropriate time and kept the garden watered reasonably well. Despite that work, I really got squat for yields. The plants seem to be at their most productive now when the […]

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Elephants As Renters

by Josh on October 17, 2007 · 2 comments

in Ideas

Last night, Ms. Bungalow mentioned that one of her coworkers is considering renting out her house next fall when the Republican National Convention is in the Twin Cities. Sure enough, a search of Craigslist shows that plenty of other people think their houses can hold a few republican elephants for a week.

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Opening Doors

by Josh on October 11, 2007 · 2 comments

in Projects

Nothing big is happening here, but I’m making progress on a few odds and ends mostly involving opening doors. During one of his recent temper tantrums, my four-year-old slammed open his bedroom door and put the knob through the wall. If he was a little older I could have taught him how to fix the […]

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You Know You’re An Optimist When

by Josh on October 1, 2007 · 0 comments

in Journal

… it is October in Minnesota and you still have air conditioners in your windows. It’ll be warm again soon, right?

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You Know You’re An Optimist

by Josh on October 1, 2007 · 4 comments

in Asides

… when it is October in Minnesota and you still have air conditioners in your windows. It’ll be warm again soon, right?

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