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Wood & Bones: Chronicle of a Cottage, Part 11

Wood & Bones: Chronicle of a Cottage, Part 11
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When our wayward cat takes a dump it’s a prolonged affair. I know most cats are fastidious, but Cozy’s burial rituals would make the builders of Giza blush. Her large plastic box shakes and echoes with banging, digging and scratching. The sounds of construction will stop for just a second only to resume with renewed ferocity. Having scraped every Trader Joe’s pine pellet into a near-perfect pyramid, she emerges, City of the Dead complete.

Wood & Bones: Chronicle of a Cottage, Part 8

Wood & Bones: Chronicle of a Cottage, Part 8

We’ve been tied up getting elevations and site plans drawn, taking measurements and reading books. I’ll actually do a post soon about the books that Sheryl and I have found the most useful and inspirational in this first step of our little home-building journey. But wanted to keep posting, so here’s one about trucks, wheelbarrows, roll-offs and a dude who will take your scrap metal away for free. If you’re pressed for time, you can probably skip this one, but don’t go crying if someone at a party asks you where to get the cheapest wheelbarrow in Pasadena or if you know anyone who will pick up rusty pipes so they don’t end up in a landfill. Seriously, this knowledge can make you popular. But like I said, feel free to skip this one.

Karma & the Cottage, Part 3

Karma & the Cottage, Part 3

To recount the series of events that lead to our buying this particular little, red bungalow in Pasadena, I have to go back almost 35 years. The youngest son of the owners at the time was about 16. His weakness for drinking beer and riding motorcycles fast met up one night with another driver’s habit of not looking for small flying objects before changing lanes.

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