Home 'n' hearth
I got the following e-mail from somebody who wanted to know if either anybody knows about the situation he describes or Walpole/Norwood forums to which he could post. If you know about either, post here or mail me and I'll forward:
I am looking at a house in Walpole that is right off Pleasant St On Pleasant St. about a quarter mile from the... Read more
One of them rolled right through Jay Brewer's house last night:
... We decided to turn off all non-essential equipment and AC units until bed time, but it didn't make much difference, in the end we had to turn off all of them as they didn't really cool or work well, and you can damage the units if they continue to work under low... Read more
Moving out of a triple decker means some of your furniture doesn't fit down the stairwell. That's Leyre's husband lower my chair down from the balcony of our (well, not ours anymore!) third floor apartment. ...... Read more
No one enjoys having their apartment up for lease, but do rental agents always have to make things so much worse for those of us running down the last weeks of our tenancy? I know they're eager to get their commissions, but don't they understand that to do that they just might want to make a good faith effort at getting the on the good... Read more
I've witnessed people being Massholes while they drive, ride the T, watch (talk through) a movie to name a few scenarios. Tonight however, I'm faced with an entirely new experience that rivals the others.
The 10pm Apartment Move-In
I've often asked myself "Is there anything so mundane that it cannot be Massholified?" Apparently not, as moving into one's apartment now takes its place high on... Read more
I've been out of the apartment scene for awhile now, so I guess I didn't realize the importance of Dunkin' Donuts proximity as a selling point.
Boston Gal reports a Globe writer is putting together a story on people who grow citrus plants indoors. But she needs to talk to you this weekend.
Jennifer Forman Orth reports how she got a mail-order nursery to stop shipping ornamental plants to Massachusetts that were banned by the state Department of Agriculture last year as invasive species. Among them: Dwarf burning bush.
Do you hate to clean your apartment?
Do you love to play drinking games till you pass out??
Do you drink heavily on the weekends and sometimes the weekdays too?... Read more
Boston's refusal to give recycling bins to people in large apartment buildings collides with a cranky old lady and Heather Martin is right in the middle.
ChezNiki posts a diary of the fire alarm that got her and her neighbors up early this morning:
... 2:32am May 1st, 2007 ((siren, light and voice fire alarm go off, throwing nightgown on, sticking my head out the front door, seeing neighbor walking the hall, ringing small hand bell)) ...
After several years as a Green Line rider, Amy begins to get used to life on the Red Line:
... Once I get used to the toilets flushing the other way on the other side of the river, I think I'll be happy there.
Sure, you could hire somebody to take it away for $250. Or you could enlist a friend to help you bring it to work one weekend and put it in the company dumpster. Of course, some co-workers might get the same idea.
Kelly wins today's "And then what happened?" award by ending a post addressed to her daughter with:
Boy, sorry I couldn't talk to you earlier right when you called. The lawn was on fire.
I just signed a new lease for an apartment here in Boston and was thinking this morning about the rental market and how it differs so much from city to city, and even from section within city to section within city. Around here, if you see anything that even seems remotely passable at a decent price, you need to act immediately (as in same day),... Read more
Lis Riba has a sick kittie who now only seems to consume liquidy stuff, like the water tuna comes packed in and the liquid that is not the gelatinous gloop that makes members of my nuclear family gag whenever I open a jar of gefilte fish (they're not so fond of the gefiltes themselves, either). So she asks if Boston-area folks could save the... Read more
For most of us, the ants get into the house by themselves. Not Jody. Her ants come in the mail.
Specifically, the one somebody stole from Juniper Pearl's front porch this weekend:
... listen, you murderous, plant-thieving scoundrel, i may never get my hands on you to pummel you soundly myself, but know that karma and i are tighter than a sausage and its skin, and she is on to you, buddy. if you haven't heard, let me tell you: the girl's got some... Read more