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  • The Making of a Home
    a year ago when we were scoping out the place and putting our bid in there was very little about this place that didn t excite us But the element that really tipped the scale was the gargantuan back porch and the potential it offered during the warmer months So it was with slight annoyance at Madame Fortune that we had to move in at the beginning of fall and then wait three seasons to really give the porch its due So now that we re back at the Fall Equinox again how did it fare First let me say that I have one regret that we never bought that hammock I felt the deck so deserved Many times did I slip out to the porch for some evening or weekend reading and have to settle for a wooden chair instead of a comfy hammock We ll definitely remedy that by next summer Other than that though the porch served our needs admirably Several lazy Sunday afternoons found us hosting a gaggle of our friends up there while a steady stream of grilled foodstuffs made their way from our grill up to the common deck And then there were the times I d come back from a run to find the building s mothers hosting a mini pool party up there for their tykes There s nothing much sweeter to a dehydrated runner on a steamy summer day than the opportunity to jump into a pool however many inches high it may be As predicted at the end of Spring it was going to be a tough battle this summer between our love of home and desire to travel The latter saw a lot of action from Devil s Lake and the Wormfarm in WI to camping in the backyard

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  • The Making of a Home
    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 Wednesday September 21 2005 By Sandy 365 days later Happy anniversary us Hard to believe it s been a year already By which I mean hard to believe it s not been longer The days of the both of us living in our own apartments shuttling back and forth with bags of packed clothes seem so long ago It s very comforting to look back upon the last year and think of the the ease with which we ve both settled into this new phase of our lives It s funny to think back at our nervousness about becoming first time homebuyers There was a constant fear as there is with any new venture that with one misstep we d bare ourselves as the greenhorns that we really were Now a year in not only

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  • The Making of a Home
    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 Tuesday September 20 2005 By Sandy How I

    Original URL path: http://the.weisz.es/155/how-i-told-my-neighbor-i-was-engaged (2016-02-16)
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  • The Making of a Home
    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 Monday September 19 2005 By Sandy The Bizarro effect Last night one of Sarah s many cousins was wed in an gala affair that can best be described as The Oppositest Wedding Possible Black ties shiny dresses five foot orchid centerpieces and ten piece Contemporary Favorites cover bands are perfect for some folks but I think we ll be taking a different tack We ll probably also pass on the three part officiating highlighted by ten minutes of rabbinical intonation and a operatic performance by the cantor Weddings like this let s be honest make me a bit anxious But it s a good experience I guess to be

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  • The Making of a Home
    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 Friday September 16 2005 By Sarah More true confessions about my total lack of short term memory At least once a week I get ready to leave for work and discover that as a result of being left overnight in my bag in a no service part of the house for several days in a row my phone is dead A few times a week Sandy reminds me to plug the phone in before bed but if he doesn t subsequently remind me to unplug it and put it in my bag before work I sometimes forget it It s strange I have this really detailed mental checklist I go through in the mornings Engagement ring check Hair bands in my pocket for later when my hair gets irritating check One pink pill and two white pills and a vitamin check Extra migraine medication in the bag check But for

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  • The Making of a Home
    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

    Original URL path: http://the.weisz.es/152/me-love-you-long-time (2016-02-16)
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  • The Making of a Home
    Ha It s not that easy The storage unit we sought to buy in all its many components turned out to be the most popular item in the store On top of that buying one required solving for a host of variables height depth type of wood type of door type of internal components type of handles that we hadn t fully planned out in our prep work Choice is good until the number of permutations possible exceeds the number of fingers and toes available to count on at which point it becomes very very bad So one hour later we finally decide what to get and put our order in with the IKEA staffer standing by at the computer station This woman is incredibly patient I can imagine the interview for this job involving standing for long durations in a stuffy room filled with whiny crying inconsolable five year olds who all need to go potty With our order firmly in the computer s system I assumed it meant our merchandise would be guaranteed to be in stock Ha again My trip through the self serve aisles where normal people like you and I exhibit the superhuman strength necessary to carry boxes of highly irregular shape and width proved amusing but not entirely successful Our storage system was going to look pretty from the outside but prove awfully hard to use with several of its shelving components missing Whatever We were leaving with what we d gotten and come back later if we needed to Next step stuff all this crap into That Which Will Break Down Any Day Now i e the Neon Tough but a surprisingly straightforward task Sure we hurtled down the highway with our trunk half open and held together with string but through a

    Original URL path: http://the.weisz.es/151/somewhere-thor-is-laughing (2016-02-16)
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  • The Making of a Home
    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 Friday September 9 2005 By Sarah Sarah loses a lung Sandy loses his SOUL Another week at Titania It s been quite a while since we made a post and I ll tell you why We re sick Coughing sneezing whining sick We ve been taking turns catching this cold mutating it like an Avian flu and giving it back to each other It seems to be in its last iteration this week but I ve thought that before Amidst epic coughing fits we ve done all these amazingly productive things Got a bed Got a storage system for the back sunroom Saw two potential wedding locations Hosted a dinner party Introduced Sandy s dad and his wife to my parents Last night as I hacked it out in the other room Sandy even sniffled his way to a major poker tournament victory his first I believe As the haze of illness clears however a grim prospect awaits me Between returning to Ikea for the inevitable missing pieces of our new cabinet and scouting more wedding locations I think we re going to have to take another trip out to the burbs Every time we take one of these adventures he last for a few hours before he rubs his eyes takes a deep breath looks up at me and says baby my soul is dying Last weekend his soul dying trumped even my coughing hiccup extravaganza in the who drives home negotiations

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