Home 'n' hearth

By - 4/16/10 - 9:05 am

If you have a moment, please stop by my blog and wish MY WIFE a Happy Birthday. You can feel free to denigrate ME as much as you want. That may be incentive for some of you, and it would be in keeping with the spirit of the blog, so I won't mind :-)

Sunday Is MY WIFE's Birthday



By - 4/12/10 - 3:52 pm

The Boston Regional Challenge takes a look at transportation costs as a cost-of-living factor; basically concludes the farther out you live, the more you pay for transportation (darn cars). The site includes the complete report and a calculator into which you can type in your address and get basic figures (and then you can change some of the assumptions to more closely model your actual costs).

By - 4/3/10 - 10:30 am

Lower Mills scene

Cowbark reports she has to move out of her apartment in the Chocolate Factory soon:

I'm really really hoping we can find something new in the area, because there are a million things I will miss when we move away. ...

She then lists some of them.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/2/10 - 6:42 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports JP is one of the three communities in which NStar will swap in meters that let residents constantly monitor their electricity use - and alert them if they could save money by running their appliances at off-peak hours during certain times of the year.

By - 3/29/10 - 9:14 am

The tiny little voice you hear calling out from downstairs in the middle of the night: Do you want to play with me?

By - 3/28/10 - 4:48 pm

John Ford reports that 45 Province St., the fancy-shmancy new building where the Littlest Bar used to be, is listing itself on MLS as "Beacon Hill" rather than "Downtown Crossing" - but on a competing service, LINK, as "Midtown."

By - 3/1/10 - 4:03 pm

John Ford reports one Beacon Hill house under agreement recently failed its home inspection because the granite counter tops in the kitchen were emitting more than the safe amount of radon.

By - 1/21/10 - 1:48 pm

Jenn Martinelli, late of Beacon Hill and Fenway, is learning to love her new digs in East Boston:

... In the Fenway and Beacon Hill there were always ambulances and police cars and fire engines screaming past. We're in a quiet residential neighborhood now and have heard no such thing.

By - 7/26/09 - 4:20 pm

Does anyone here know what this plant is?


By - 6/22/09 - 9:08 pm

Karen Wise explains why her entire family is now getting rabies shots, not that she knows for a fact that the bat that was flying around in her house was rabid, since her husband let it fly out, when, as they now know, you're supposed to trap it somehow and let Animal Control test it for rabies.

By - 6/22/09 - 7:49 pm

William provides the blow-by-blow for his neighbor's re-reroofing project, which he started today:

... Luckily I had a huge tarp to add to Josh's collection and the guys frantically started to cover up the house. This was no easy job. Check out the driving rain and the look of grit determination on Bill's face. They got it covered up in short time and now it looks like some of the houses from back home in the Ozark Mountains. ...

By - 6/11/09 - 11:53 am

It seems that the local food movement has grown by leaps and bounds in and around Boston. More and more people are buying local produce and meat through CSA's and farmer's markets. This week on Radio Boston, we'll visit a young farmer in Western Massachusetts, and hear from the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture with the Obama Administration, Kathleen Merrigan, a longtime advocate for sustainable agriculture in New England. Tune in or comment at www.radioboston.org.

By - 5/27/09 - 10:50 am

Ian and Lis have squirrels living in their walls - or maybe something else:

... "Listen," she said.

Adorable chirrups and purrs were coming from the walls.

"We've got a tribble infestation."

By - 4/8/09 - 8:04 am

Just ask Be, who planted a bunch in her front yard yesterday.

By - 2/26/09 - 9:32 am

The New England Home Show opens in Boston this week, and there's renewed interested in green technology. What have you done to reduse your carbon footprint? Have you "green converted" your home, and how? Check us out at www.radioboston.org.

By - 2/19/09 - 8:15 am

Eileen begins to ponder purchasing some boa constrictors for her apartment. Before it comes to that, however, she dons her Ninja hazmat suit and declares all out war on the vermin in her vicinity.

Charting mouse elimination.

By - 2/11/09 - 11:38 am

Nathanael graphs his efforts at de-mousing his place.

By - 2/5/09 - 1:38 pm

I find it hard
It’s hard to find
oh well whatever
ne-ever mind

Contribute your our own word play or someone else's. Have at it.