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Tis the season – for catalogs

It is the “wish book” season, around this house at least. That is my favorite relaxing pastime lately – browsing through a variety of catalogs or “gadget” magazines as Jack…

Hunting season starts next Thursday

Did you know that last year, an estimated 648,100 hunters spent 9.6 million days “afield” and harvested nearly 422,000 deer? Hunting really is a “Michigan pastime” and has been for…

October’s over–here comes November

Well the summer clothes are almost all packed away and the winter clothes are in the closet. Now it will probably warm up again… I really hate that chore –…

End of fall

It was over 70 degrees outside today, but even though tomorrow (Thursday) is supposed to be even warmer, you know this just can’t last much longer. In fact I was…

Indian summer?

I don’t know if this is Indian Summer or not, but I like it. The colors, although starting to fade away already, are still beautiful. It makes me want to…

Murphy’s Law hits the Maurers

Wow, what a week it has been around the Maurer household. As most of you know, the man of the house is slowly recovering from hip replacement surgery – and…

You can sure tell it is October

October is definitely here again. I am not talking about the weather, although it is completely “fall” out there with peak colors reported all over the center of northern and…

It’s early but we did get a little ‘color tour’

Jack’s in the hospital recovering from his first ever major surgery, a hip replacement. I have to say he is doing pretty well considering all he has been through in…

Fall home improvement time all over the place

It’s home improvement time at the newspaper. That’s appropriate, since we can barely move. I should explain. We are just winding up of one of those simple little “home improvement…

Stupid Warning Labels

We are in the process of doing a home flooring project and just bought some filler (floor leveler) for cracks in the floor. On the can there is a warning…