September 2008

Fresh Plum Cobbler

by Josh on September 25, 2008 · 5 comments

in Journal

Is there anything more lovely than the sight of a hot pie cooling on a windowsill?  A warm pie should be standard equipment in any bungalow kitchen.  However, usually I just settle for a pie pan. This isn’t exactly a pie, either.  It is a plum cobbler made from scratch with local plums from a […]


Original Casement Hardware Cover-up

by Josh on September 17, 2008 · 3 comments

in Journal

Of the eight intact casement windows in the house only one has its original hardware intact.  That window is in the kitchen, in what used to be the breakfast nook.  My last post described my successful search for vintage replacement hardware for four of the other casement windows.  But before I hit the salvage shops […]


Vintage Casement Latches Installed

by Josh on September 12, 2008 · 7 comments

in Projects,Windows

At last, the casement windows in the front entry and above the mantle in the living room have their latches restored.  For reasons beyond my comprehension, some previous owner decided that these windows would be better as fixed windows instead of operating ones.  They removed the latches and, in the case of the living room […]


Design Inspiration

by Josh on September 6, 2008 · 2 comments

in Ideas,Projects

A day after I finished building the trellis next to the back steps, I decided the design still needed a little flair.  I considered a few different ideas for adding some more character to the top of the trellis, but in the end I found my inspiration just glancing up at the roof.


Wanna See My Wordle?

by Josh on September 5, 2008 · 1 comment

in Ideas

Fred over at One Project Closer tagged me in his latest Friday Fun post about Wordle content clouds.  Unlike some cloud tools I’ve seen, Wordle provides a lot of flexibility in font, color, layout and more.  Plus, like any cloud, it can be a handy way to produce an at-a-glance summary of content themes.   […]

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Building The Trellis

by Josh on September 3, 2008 · 2 comments

in garden,Projects

Although you’d never know it by my blog output, I have gotten a few things done around here this summer.  Still, my output has been far less than I had hoped, and that is putting some pressure on me to make the most of the remaining mild days this year. More on that later.  For […]