Monthly Archives: December 2014

SUDDENLY, LAST YEAR

Yesterday I went out to the Rockaways for the first time since we put my dad’s ashes in the Atlantic. I went out there to do a couple of repairs in a friend’s bathroom. The trip took almost an hour … Continue reading

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2014 in review check out how my blog did last year. Not too shabby, I’d say! And log on for tomorrow’s post.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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BOOKENDS

The job was a lot more than about books, it was about going through the remains of someone else’s life, but I’m going to keep it to the books as much as possible. The guy in charge wanted Danusia to … Continue reading

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INSTALLING THEMES

This weekend I did back to back bathroom sink/vanity installations, one for a friend from my writing class and one for the girlfriend of a friend of my writing teacher’s. Thank god for a friend of a friend, huh? I’ve … Continue reading

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THE $30 CHRISTMAS TREE

Every year Danusia and I start talking about when and where to get our Christmas tree. When we first moved in together in Williamsburg, there was no place to buy trees, and I found a place over a mile from … Continue reading

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POSITIVELY EAST 4TH STREET

Sunday I got a message from my sometime boss Segundo, the super at my friends building where I work on occasion. He said he wanted me to work the next day, Monday, but when I got a chance to call … Continue reading

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YES I CAN!

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked if I could sand and polyurethane his floor. I said sure I can. I did it a couple of times before, a very long time ago, in 1979 I think. Two floors, … Continue reading

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