Tag Archives: house addition

  1. Paving Stones and Gazebos: The Satisfaction of Success


    July 31, 2015 by Jean

    This week, I succeeded in completing two projects that have been a source of some frustration (see Solo House Projects: …
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  2. The Pleasures of a Screened Porch


    July 5, 2015 by Jean

    Recently, when I wrote about my hassles in getting my screened gazebo set up on the back deck, a reader …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Moving Into A New Year


    January 1, 2015 by Jean

    Yesterday was move-in day! My contractor and one of his workers spent the morning installing the backsplash and cabinet hardware …
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  7. How Am I Feeling?


    October 22, 2014 by Jean

    Recently, I was asked how I’m feeling about being retired. It turns out to be a surprisingly difficult question to …
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  8. Life On Hold


    September 1, 2014 by Jean

    Through the summer, I have felt that I would begin living my retirement as soon as the addition on my …
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  9. Time for Food


    August 20, 2014 by Jean

    I love food. My love is for whole foods, simply prepared, and I cook most of what I eat.  Typically, …
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  10. Does Retirement Make Me a Financial Risk?


    August 5, 2014 by Jean

    Part of my plan for retirement has long been to build an addition on my 900-square-foot home to make it …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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