Tag Archives: house projects

  1. Homeowner Stresses and Social Support


    August 20, 2017 by Jean

    Owning a home can be a source of great pleasure, but maintaining a house can be very stressful. The stress …
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  2. Mental Gardening


    February 5, 2016 by Jean

    Dreary winter days are a great time to get out into the garden of the imagination while remaining warm and …
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  3. Preparing for Winter


    October 8, 2015 by Jean

    As September turned into October, our weather went from being unseasonably warm to very cool. Overnight lows are now regularly …
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  4. 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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  5. Solo House Projects: Pavers and Gazebos


    June 29, 2015 by Jean

    One of the challenges in living alone is completing house projects that require physical strength and/or more than two hands. …
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  6. A Place to Think


    March 24, 2015 by Jean

    During the years when I was a hard-working college professor, teaching three different courses in a semester and often working …
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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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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