Category Archives: Community

Welcome to the Jungle

As I drove down to 12th Street today, I passed a familiar face, the codes inspection guy for our area. He was busy photographing a vacant house that keeps getting broken into. And I was both happy to see him … Continue reading

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Ah…Acrimony…How I Have NOT Missed You

I deal with others plainly – up front, honest – and I expect the same. It doesn’t always happen, my approach is not always responded to in kind and I have long said, “That’s their problem, not mine.” As I … Continue reading

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Land Rush in the ‘Hood

I am very excited to announce that we have purchased yet another contiguous property here in our little corner of the ‘hood. A 1,300 square foot three bedroom, one bath house built circa 1895 to the east of us. In … Continue reading

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Be a Better Person Than This

I rarely get into Facebook fights. I rarely get into fights at all. Partly because I’m a big-hearted overly emotional wimp, but also because it really messes me up for DAYS afterward. I would as soon someone go around and … Continue reading

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High Hopes and Fingers Crossed

High Hopes and Fingers Crossed The weather is absolutely beautiful, isn’t it?! I have spent a good deal of the past four days outside gardening. We’ve cleared parts of the yard, burned brush, planted seeds, and finished installing the rest … Continue reading

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The Cottage Gets a Facelift

My wrists are aching and I am worn out! But thanks to my amazing family, friends, neighbors and more – here is what we managed to get done today. Nearly the entire house has its first coat of paint, and … Continue reading

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Code Violation Painting (and more!) Party

Some of the best advice I have ever gotten (and heeded) is this: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The worst that can happen is that someone says “no.” So here is my latest “Oh my, I have to … Continue reading

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Working For Change

I don’t have much patience for folks who complain about life while sitting still. Anyone who knows me can attest to this. If you want things to be different, step forward. Here in our neighborhood, which has been our home … Continue reading

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If You Aren’t Into Sports…

I have been struggling to understand my and my family’s recent interest in baseball, or more specifically, in the Royals as they once again go to bat, to attempt to win the World Series. I’m not sports-oriented, sports-minded, and although … Continue reading

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My Haunting Of Craig’s List Pays Off

Yesterday was a phenomenal day of great finds on Craig’s List! FREE Couch! The evening before I had seen this amazing piece on Craig’s List, posted for only 34 minutes… I nearly cried when the woman responded and told me … Continue reading

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