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We Begin: Part 5

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PART 5 (published August 2017) In March of 2016, when our first season began to air, I discovered that what I had felt watching myself on TV during the pilot, the weird, uncomfortable conspicuous feeling, had not gone away.   I really really really did not like watching myself on TV.  And Mina said if I…

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Karen’s Plant Water Feature DIY

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Rain Garden

DIY for East, Rain Garden! Rain gardens are beneficial for our environment because they collect surface rainwater runoff which would otherwise run along our streets collecting chemicals, to then be collected in either the storm or sanitary sewers straining our infrastructure. So instead, rain gardens allow the rainwater runoff to percolate through the soil to…

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Water Feature DIY Episode 2

1. Choose the location for your water feature. If you want it to include plants, make sure the light requirements meet the plant’s needs. 2. Purchase your reservoir, fountain basin, one way valve, pump and tubing. We purchased a 3’ high plastic planter from At Home ($50) for our reservoir and drilled a hole in…

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Plant Wall Episode 1

1. Decide where you want to put your plant wall and how big you want it to be. This decision will be based on two things: where you have the space, and where you have enough natural or artificial light to grow your desired plants. 2. Decide what kind of plants you want to grow…

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Karen and Roger’s Big Adventure: The End

27. Learning to sail means learning about all kinds of things, including navigation. Navigation involves a lot of numbers and math. I became a lawyer so I wouldn’t have to do math, and here I am, becoming a sailor, doing math. You would think the seasickness and math would make me change my mind about…

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Karen and Roger’s (aka Mario) Big Adventure: Part 4

16. Today we look at boats. Specifically, catamarans between 38 and 44 feet. It is Roger’s retirement dream to live on a boat somewhere warm, rather than in a house where the climate is cold. He has worked for over 30 years at the same job and has saved the money required for this dream.…

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Karen and Roger’s (aka Mario) Big Adventure: Part 3

10. After seeing Mom, our next stop is at our good friends’, Russ and Marla, house in Cape Coral. I was afraid the first margarita would be the end of sharable pictures, because the four of us don’t know how to behave, but turns out we managed to get one! Is there anything better than…

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Karen and Roger’s (aka Mario) Big Adventure: Part 2

5. Mario thought it would be nice to let Miss Daisy take Hemingway for a few trips around the driveway. He quickly changed his mind. 6. It’s not an adventure, definitely not a road trip, without a stop at Cracker Barrel to try and beat this darn game. Clearly, another stop is required. 7. I…

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Karen and Roger’s (aka Mario) Big Adventure

1. Monday We leave behind hearth and home in “Hemingway“, Roger’s trusty truck. Usually, when Roger drives, I use the nickname “Slim” for him. But this trip, he tells me that Slim has a couple weeks off and “Mario” is doing the driving. As he scampers to open my door he says, in a southern…

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