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How to Catch a Mulch Fairy

I am cheap. This is well known by children, who now know better than to ask me to buy them anything frivolous.  Like potato chips.  “Yeah, yeah, we know.  Empty calories,” they quip, eyes rolling. I love a bargain.  The … Continue reading

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DIY Masonry OR How to Develop Forearms Like Popeye

Back in the 90’s, I had this crazy fantasy about living in this magical English stone cottage in the country where I could live off the land and raise goats and chickens and garden and my family would live in … Continue reading

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How to Buy a House That’s Not For Sale in a Neighborhood You Can’t Afford

People say divorce is brutal.  But far worse than the divorce was having to live with my ex-husband through the divorce and for another 9 months afterwards as we tried to unload our home in a downward spiraling market. We … Continue reading

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