1. The Grand Coulee Ice Dam


    March 1, 2015 by Jean

    When my retiree group met for lunch last month, the topic of removing snow from roofs came up. I scoffed …
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  2. Cabin Fever and Social Isolation


    February 21, 2015 by Jean

    As a retiree living alone – particularly one who has high needs for solitude – I am at risk for …
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  3. Study Progress


    February 9, 2015 by Jean

    In the past week, I’ve made serious progress on turning my old bedroom into my new study. A week ago …
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  4. Winter Weather, Winter Chores, Winter Fun


    February 3, 2015 by Jean

    The graphic above is my local 10-day weather forecast from last Wednesday, the day after our big blizzard. You can …
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  5. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back


    January 28, 2015 by Jean

    I’m making a halting sort of progress in getting my new-old house in order and getting my belongings unpacked. I …
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  6. Medicare and Social Security Surprises


    January 18, 2015 by Jean

    I consider myself more knowledgeable about Social Security and Medicare than the average American citizen. For decades, I taught students …
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  7. Nesting


    January 13, 2015 by Jean

    Since I moved into my new addition, just in time to welcome the new year, I have been busy nesting. …
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