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  • The Making of a Home
    fun Will Tylenol Lower My Blood Pressure Extra Strength Tylenol While Nursing Silvana King in A few weeks older and a little bit wiser I am so glad to have found your blog I Send us a note Search the site View by category The city The cooking The crafts The emotions The engagement The entertaining The family The food The games the history The home The kids the letters The life The neighborhood The neighbors the new tricks The obsessions the parenthood The pets The photography The possessions the pregnancies The relationship the talking The travelling The wedding RSS Atom Sunday January 29 2006 By Sandy Ten million Chinese can t be wrong Fact 1 Today is the Lunar New Year also known as the Chinese New Year This is the Year of the Dog Fact 2 The upcoming lunar year has an intercalary month making it a month longer than most years Start to finish it ll be 385 days which has happened only 12 times since 221 BC Fact 3 The longer year allows for two lichun to occur within it a rare and supposedly lucky phenomenon A lichun has to do with the celestial longitude of

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  • The Making of a Home
    traffic the street itself will become something of a dead zone since the construction crew will need to shut down both lanes of traffic for parts of the year to work on the street level station One imagines these shop and restaurant owners spend their nights sweating over the books weighing operational costs against the meager returns they can expect over the coming two seasons Not so the owners of the shuttered Art Cafe whose bizarro sense of economics revealed that in this wintery climate the best move would be to start up their restaurant again Background occupying up to now primo real estate space on Rockwell steps away from the station entrance the terminally closed Art Cafe has been somewhat of a local enigma It s never once shown any signs of being open to the public much less a place you d want to sit down and have a drink of coffee and relax The only clues to its existance are the austere red on brown sign hovering over the doorway and the occasional duo of surly looking Croatian mafiosos sitting on the other side of half closed blinds and looking generally pissed Sometimes the little light coming from inside the place illuminated a few shelves of merchandise that you might see in a convenience store Not that anyone was allowed in to buy it Suddenly it had changed Replacing the strange men and pervasive dankness was the beginnings of a normal looking restaurant First tables and chairs Art on the wall The next day a sign appeared in the window announcing its reopening Then a menu the Art Cafe had a wood burning oven from which would be served a dozen different styles of thin crust pizza The very style of restaurant that d I d love

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  • The Making of a Home
    glad to have found your blog I Send us a note Search the site View by category The city The cooking The crafts The emotions The engagement The entertaining The family The food The games the history The home The kids the letters The life The neighborhood The neighbors the new tricks The obsessions the parenthood The pets The photography The possessions the pregnancies The relationship the talking The travelling

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  • The Making of a Home
    the history The home The kids the letters The life The neighborhood The neighbors the new tricks The obsessions the parenthood The pets The photography The possessions the pregnancies The relationship the talking The travelling The wedding RSS Atom Thursday January 19 2006 By Sandy Saddle meet butt I recently got another email from that wedding website last week Against better judgement I opened it and stared agape at its first line There are only 34 weeks left until your wedding As if I didn t have enough wedding anxiety without it being quantified for me Thirty four weeks has never seemed so short Wedding planning has been in a lull for a couple months now ever since we moved onto booking the caterer Caterers it turns out are mind numbingly expensive Every request for a catering proposal has been met with a cost estimate well beyond what we conceived as possible Some are so high we ve considered ditching the idea of catering and just cooking all the food ourselves the week before After receiving a number of these we were left kind of drained and decided to just enjoy the holidays and stop thinking about wedding stuff for a while This past weekend we figured it was time to get back on the horse It was clear from our dallying that we d need invoke a project management mindset First step establish milestones So on Sunday afternoon we began to scope out the next eight months of our lives A first brainstorming session came up with at least thirty major decisions each of which had to be broken up into five to ten concrete steps On first pass we scheduled the most pressing half dozen of these decisions The result is a week by week forecast of our

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  • The Making of a Home
    and window AC units This winter in particular the lack of an up to date heating system is causing some very strange problems for us and for the entire building The problem is primarily caused by the way our thermostat is set up note highly non technical and possibly slightly wrong explanation to follow Basically the thermostat reads a sensor that is in a third floor apartments When the temperature in that unit falls below the thermostat s trigger point say 68 degrees the thermostat turns the furnace on and our radiators come to life If the temperature in the sensor s unit goes above the trigger point the heat turns back off OK no problem Except for all the problems For some reason when everyone s apartment is nice and comfortable our apartment is often freezing cold Also the apartment below us is hearing excessive clanging and scraping in the pipes leading them to complain that we re turning our radiators on and off all the time which given how much we ve been complaining about being too cold is rather a strange thing to imagine us doing Meanwhile the real wrench in the system is that the unit with the sensor is having its floors redone and the workers naturally need to keep the windows open to diffuse the fumes Well that drops the temperature in that unit which then triggers the thermostat to turn on the heat to all our apartments when we don t really need it wasting money and overheating us This has led to a comedic run of emails including lots of talking past each other and slightly confusing suggestions Most of these emails start couldn t we just end with the phrase does this make sense The answer both questions sadly is usually

    Original URL path: http://the.weisz.es/187/hotcoldhotcoldhotcoldhotcold (2016-02-16)
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    The city The cooking The crafts The emotions The engagement The entertaining The family The food The games the history The home The kids the letters The life The neighborhood The neighbors the new tricks The obsessions the parenthood The pets The photography The possessions the pregnancies The relationship the talking The travelling The wedding RSS Atom Wednesday January 11 2006 By Sandy Our year in cities Following Kottke s

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  • The Making of a Home
    you re wondering why you haven t yet gotten your holiday card from us We learned a few years ago that our ability to get holiday cards out in time is consistently compromised by a our need to create something complicated and labor intenstive and b our perennial procrastination Curtailing a wasn t an option making things more complicated than they need to be is what makes us us so we had to somehow work on b We ve employed schedules and while that s helped our biggest success was to redefine the goal entirely and build in another week of prep time Instead of holiday cards we now send out New Year s cards It s the equivalent of setting one s wristwatch ahead by a few minutes Or as my mom did with the clock in her car by twenty minutes Still didn t help We still aim to get things done in time for Christmas but when we miss our deadline as we inevitably do there s a cushion there to save us It s only when we get accustomed to this adjustment that the system will break down Fortunately the eleven months that elapse until the next year s project begins is long enough to keep us from getting wise about our own tricks This year with an especially intricate card to produce personalize and mail we forced ourselves to draw up a timeline to make sure things got done when they needed to It actually worked for a while Note for next year don t schedule the card writing phase when you re out on vacation Whosever idea it was that we schlep blank cards around L A and fill them out in our free time I need to speak with you privately The great

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    m making a baby sweater Why would I follow the pattern Why when I could use a different yarn different gauge and different stitch Oh and why knit the sleeves from the wrist up as given when I could make up a wacky new way of doing them from the shoulder down Of course if the control freak in me manages to point out say that the baby won t be able to raise her arms in these wacky sleeves I ll rip the whole damn thing out without a second thought This system is inefficient So knowing that I have a tendency to experiment blindly and needing to make six pizza crusts I decided it was time to get serious and measure some variations like flour amounts and whether or not I added wheat gluten Of course far be it from me to be precise about it My notes on the differences between recipes are full of notes like more sugar how much or longer proof time how long And the kicker is nobody could identify a difference between any of the crusts Of course they may have been led astray by the yummy toppings spinach and ricotta chicken sausage and apples potatoes and herbs artichoke hearts and goat cheese and the hawaiitalian prosciutto and pineapple For your eating pleasure Sarah s Highly Alterable Without Noticeable Effect Day Before Dough Combine about a half cup of warm water with about 2 tsp of active dry yeast and a teaspoon of sugar Set aside Put about three cups of all purpose flour and maybe a few teaspoons of wheat gluten and a teaspoon of salt in your food processor with the plastic dough blade if you ve got it When the yeast mixture is foamy add more liquid water and

    Original URL path: http://the.weisz.es/183/pseudo-science-with-sarah (2016-02-16)
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