The Pay Off

Monday night, we were watching TV when we heard the washing machine go beep … beep … beep … beep. That’s the noise that it makes when something is wrong. When I went to check it, I found that the cycle had finished, but the door would not open. There was an error code on…

Nothing Much

The answer to the question, “What have you been up to lately?” is “Nothing much”. As I mentioned in my last post, work has been more demanding lately, leaving me fairly exhausted at the end of the week. Usually, I head into the weekend with a list of things that I want to accomplish. But…

Declutter Holiday!

This post was originally published January 19, 2015. This weekend, we went visit my parents in East Tennessee. My dad retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and they live just outside the Oak Ridge city limits. Now, as you may recall from previous posts, Oak Ridge is the location of the nearest Holiday Bureau! So…

Sock It To Me!

This post was originally published December 29, 2014. For Christmas, I treated myself to the Kindle version of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. This book has been getting a lot of buzz on the minimalist blogs, and it sounded like it might have some…