Category Archives: house

Bird by bird

This is the name of a book by Anne Lamott, which I would really recommend reading.  I would loan you my copy, if I could find it, but I think it’s in one of the boxes in the garage.  You’ll be … Continue reading

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The Daily Mess: how to make the bed

Monday is Floor Day in the Tracer household.  I should be vacuuming the carpet and sweeping the wood floor in preparation for weekly mopping.  I’ll get to it, but first I have to take this lid out of my back … Continue reading

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Don’t look in the closet

You never know what you’ll find.  I opened the door to the linen closet door and found sheets that I know I never bought.  To be truthful, I think they might be covers for quilts or duvet.  I know that strangers are … Continue reading

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Missing–one large bear

Missing–one large bear and Christmas ornaments–presumed lost in move from Alaska to Seattle in June 2009.  If found, please contact writer of this blog. In June, 2009, I moved from Alaska to Seattle.  My house didn’t sell right away–the house itself didn’t … Continue reading

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Balancing the books

As you know, Mondays are floor days in the Tracer household.  As soon as Tad gets up, I will be able to vacuum the carpets. It’s the end of the year, which also means that I have to work on … Continue reading

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Maid perfect

Mondays are floor days in the Tracer household.  If my family is home on a Monday, they always look surprised when I announce this, as if to say, why Monday?  Why not Tuesday?  Or Wednesday or any day when we’re not here?  … Continue reading

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Today the frig!

It’s morning here in Seattle and I had hoped to go running first thing, but, judging from the rain, I think that will have to wait until this afternoon. I had one of those awkward moments yesterday.  I went to … Continue reading

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