ivy’s house

There’s quite a difference between shopping at the local Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware.  OSH is a little smaller, but they’re pretty well stocked on most items.  Sometimes I think they could include more than one tier of products – they’ll usually aim at stocking the most affordable options.  And I wouldn’t mind paying […]

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the unthinkable

That’s the title of a new book by Amanda Ripley that’s featured in this article.  The article talks about the “disaster myths”, one of them being “disasters affect us all”, where she says: Disasters are neither fair nor blind. Disasters have a strong prejudice against the poor. “I never fought a fire in a rich […]

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pending show

The brick house on our street is now listed as “pending show”, after 2.5 months on the market and big price correction. There were a couple of guys looking around at the foundation this morning – it is brick after all, and on a steep hillside, with years of deferred maintenance. So it could need […]

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