Monthly Archives: September 2016

A recipe for success

    I bet you figured out, at a very young age, that food is pretty important. Eating became a real habit, and, at some point, you discovered that you could make your own food. But it didn’t always go … Continue reading

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Sentenced to serve

  As part of a blogging course, we were asked to define what our blog is about in one sentence. That’s not an easy task. I’d like to make it about everything that interests me, but that would dilute a … Continue reading

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Baby, don’t you light my fire

I don’t venture into energy policy too often. There are more traps and mistaken concepts than I care to navigate. But occasionally you’ll find me dipping my toes into those muddy waters, this is one of those times. A recent … Continue reading

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Attic adventures #1: Insulation is where you find it

Something new, I’m going to be adding an occasional post about oddities and adventures in building science. Funny things do happen and I’ll be sharing them with you. I’m a New Englander born and bred. Grew up on a farm … Continue reading

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Old houses are like old people. You can learn a lot from them.

One of my indulgences is taking time to look at a detail in an old house and trying to get into the head of the craftsman who made it. I can’t say that every try is successful, but when I … Continue reading

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How wet is too wet?

Is your house wet? Is it just damp? Or, more to the point, is it wetter than it should be? If you have standing water anywhere in your house it’s too wet. That’s pretty easy. A leaking roof, water on … Continue reading

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