Posts Tagged ‘Heather’s Household Truths’

Don’t Be a Wuss

I tell you, there’s just way too much to learn about food. ~Anonymous Home Ec 101 Reader Heather says: As humans we are constantly learning. Well, most of us, right? Learning to cook isn’t like a college course, well except for culinary school and then it is exactly that, but for our intents and purposes…

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Keeping it Real

Heather says: So last night as I was scrubbing the bathroom for the house sitter -who has sworn to not publicly embarrass me with any hidden messes she uncovers. I glanced up and realized that the fan has been missed in the great bathroom cleansing ritual, probably since we bought the house. So today I am…

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Quick Tips from Real Life Experience: Laundry Style

Heather says: I have a few tips for you and feel free to guess which ones I learned today and which I had done ahead of time. Keep your appliance manual and warranty information taped to the back of large appliances. Know which local appliance repair companies are certified and reputable before there is a problem.…

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Heather’s Household Truths: The Holiday Edition

Heather says: Don’t ever think moving 1300 miles from family can stop them from dropping in unexpectedly. Until last night I lived comfortably with the thought that I’d always have several weeks notice to ensure the house was up to spec. Last night I came home from running errands to discover the in-laws had arrived.…

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Heather’s Household Truths: Ivy Edition

Ivy says: Black cats truly are unlucky, or else they’re just master destroyers. In the space of 5 minutes, it is entirely possible for one Baby-cat to take down your tablecloth and all your breakfast dishes, then head over to your curtains and take them down as well. Be forewarned.

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Dealing with Dinner Dynamics

Heather says: While I am concentrating on food in this particular essay, the general sentiment can be applied to life in general.  Secondly there are no special needs in my household, with the exception of an intolerance to red dye #40.  If you are dealing with special needs, whether physical or psychological, I advise you…

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Heather’s Household Truths #9

Heather says: The clothes washer flooding the laundry room is not the most convenient* way to clean all the lint from the floor underneath and behind the large appliances, but it is highly effective. *Nor is it a particularly auspicious beginning to 2008, especially when it is the first load of the week.

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Heather’s Household Truths #8

Heather says: Supposedly simple projects like painting a room occasionally turn into massive undertakings and seem to spread disorder throughout the house. On that note, the winner of this month’s recipe contest will be announced tomorrow.

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Heather’s household truths #7

Heather says: As decluttered as I like to keep my home, redundancy is occasionally a good idea.  For example, it is a good idea to have more than one alarm clock in the house for the night one decides to go kaput. Let’s file this under “Lessons recently learned.”

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Heather’s household truths: Ivy style

Ivy says: When you get super busy, you’ll forget something. And it’ll always be something important, like paying your auto insurance at renewal time.  And you’ll only remember that you need to pay your renewal when you nearly wreck into someone. And then when you call to get that fixed, the computers at your insurance…

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