• Posts Tagged ‘new house’

    The Horsetail Experiment is Over

     • October 17, 2014 • 0 Comments


    You think I was kidding when I said I don’t have much of a green thumb? Get this: I can’t even grow weeds! It’s been almost three months since the horsetail reed experiment began on our front patio, and I’m pretty sure it’s time to throw the towel in. What happened? 1.) Wrong planter....

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    The Horsetail Reed Experiment

     • July 25, 2014 • 0 Comments


    The experiment began at about 6:55 pm last night. That’s when I finished planting eight Horsetail Reed plants in a container on our front patio. It was a project that began a couple weeks ago when the fiberglass container arrived, and I started purchasing (and digging) rocks, soil and the plants. I worked on...

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    The Only Thing I Miss About East Coast Living

     • June 21, 2013 • 2 Comments


    Soil. That’s what I miss about living on the east coast. On the east coast (and obviously elsewhere in the country), the lawns grow in real soil. Not here. I love West Richland. I love our neighborhood. I love our house. But it’s darn near impossible to have a really beautiful and healthy lawn...

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    Sunset: Day 314

     • January 14, 2013 • 0 Comments


    It’s hard to come by a good sunset in the dead of winter, but we sure lucked out with one tonight in the Tri-Cities. Holy cow, was this amazing to see — a panoply of colors! You can click for a much larger version, and I highly recommend it.

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    White Christmas 2012

     • December 25, 2012 • 0 Comments

    It’s pretty cool when your first Christmas in a new house turns into a White Christmas. That’s what we’re having today. Snow’s been coming down for about 4-5 hours and is still falling now. Went outside for a bit with Sparky and took about a dozen photos. Merry Christmas to all our family and...

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    Our Minimalist Christmas Lighting

     • November 29, 2012 • 0 Comments


    We don’t do outdoor Christmas lights at Casa McGee. At least not in the traditional, showy, make-the-house-bright-enough-to-be-seen-on-Mars way. It’s not that we don’t like Christmas lights; quite the contrary, and we drive around every Christmas eve and admire what other Tri-Cities homes have put on display. (Plus, we try to get over to Senske‘s...

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