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An Altered State

By |February 4th, 2023|

Another blessed visit with our friend and guest, Michelle Jones, saw us smack dab in the middle of winter and saying goodbye to our 2022 Forevermore holiday special.

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January Busy Work

By |January 19th, 2023|

January is not only acting like winter with cold spells, precipitation spurts of rain and snow, the wind has been bone-gripping so we have directed our attention to indoors tasks that have been overlooked.

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The View Box

By |December 23rd, 2022|

30 years ago, the Master Suite balcony came to me having been covered with tar paper and then various coats of elastomeric.

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Homeownership #101 – Part 1

By |October 23rd, 2022|

I am guessing that perhaps 35-40 years ago in response to someone noticing that all four corners of my home were drooping, Phelps Dodge (then owner) jacked my entire home up and ran steel girders under her – an astonishing and resource-intensive feat from every perspective.

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When it rains, it LEAKS

By |October 7th, 2022|

This last abrupt monsoon accompanied by gale-force (no joke) winds wrought havoc in the Master Suite and the garden garage loft. We were seriously in need of an ark! Here is what we found.

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Carlsons Revisited

By |June 22nd, 2022|

To the best of our knowledge and research in compiling This Is Your Life - -The Surgeon’s House, from 1929-1945, my home was occupied by chief surgeon Arthur Charles Carlson.

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A World of Its Own

By |June 13th, 2022|

Most of you know that I call TSH and the grounds my ‘Coconut Island in the Sky’ and it surely exudes an air of magic and other worldliness.

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Who Dun It???

By |June 10th, 2022|

Another remarkable and outrageously fun and creative FIRST for us at The Surgeon’s House was a murder mystery conducted by the group of guests that were staying!

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Can you BELIEVE it?

By |June 1st, 2022|

We really put on our Big Girl panties this week with master plumber Bob finishing running the water and gas lines and making all hook-ups ready for us.

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And the Beat goes on

By |May 12th, 2022|

We have been pretty diligent albeit plodding in our repair of the garden garage but finishing the painting and minor stucco repairs led to far more visible progress a couple of days down the road.

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By |April 30th, 2022|

While it doesn’t look like much progress, we re-worked the damaged upper edge of the roof after removing the paradise trees that had caused the damage, finished re-stuccoing that outside wall, and then made the minor roof repairs required and laid new roofing material.

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One small step for man; One GIANT leap for TSH sewer line!

By |March 25th, 2022|

In the ever-continuing saga of our repair of the garden garage we decided that we needed a new sewer hook-up but were ‘reluctant’ (delicately put) to pay the $5,500 for a new sewer hook-up when all we needed to do was locate our current hook-up.

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