Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kitchens (etc.) by Kelley

After a great 9-day visit, we said goodbye to my sister, Kelley, today. We had such a good time with her, and I actually don’t think she minded working all day, every day. We’re so grateful for everything we learned … Continue reading

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What would Ed say?

Scraping off wall paper, filling holes in walls, painting ceilings, re-venting ovens, patching concrete. All of these things offer shortcuts or opportunities to overlook little imperfections. As Kelley, Kristine and I have been working (like dogs) over the past week, … Continue reading

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Country Livin’

This is what our lawn looked like today. What’s next, permanently broken down cars in the yard? We spent ALL day cleaning, sanding and priming kitchen cabinets. The paint fumes clearly had taken their toll by late afternoon, given the … Continue reading

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Fry Lodge Makeover

Sister Kelley, an accomplished home improver, is visiting Fry Lodge this week to teach us a thing or two about remodeling. Over the past three days we’ve learned everything from how to patch drywall to how to paint a popcorn … Continue reading

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The Boys in the Boat

For the past week, Kristine and I have simultaneously been reading The Boys in the Boat, an excellent book about the 1936 Olympic rowing team from the University of Washington. So much of this story resonates with us. Much of … Continue reading

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Fryman: Lopez–>Seattle

There’s something pretty cool about showing up to your plane 5 minutes before it takes off. No check-in. No metal detectors. No boarding pass. Slightly different than the flying ritual most of us have become used to. This morning I … Continue reading

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Schweppes, Good for Any Occasion

We consume a lot more Schweppes than the average family of four. It’s become a bit of an obsession at Fry Lodge. We never leave the house without a small cooler full of this amazing seltzer water. Tonight, Henry got … Continue reading

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