This retractable swimming pool cover is made using the basic solar cover and winter cover that came with the Tuff Pool swimming pool package. The solar cover is just a sheet of blue bubble wrap. It sits right on top of the water. The winter cover is a tarp designed to be cinched around the […]
About Laura BlodgettI am just an ordinary 52 year old woman having extraordinary fun! My fun right now includes barefoot running, swimming, triathlon training, gardening, discovering how to be a grandma (going by the grandma name of "Lulu"), sewing, studying Mandarin Chinese, learning about the stock market, non-institutional Christian fellowship, cooking, and occasional traveling. Read more about me here!
Cori Lou will be released from the hospital today. This is well within the expected timeline they were given before open heart surgery. She has already had all invasive tubes removed, and only remains connected to probes that monitor her heart function, the oxygen levels in her blood, and the speed and depth of her […]
This past year I planted three different kinds of cabbage in my southwest Idaho garden. I had actually purchased seeds for four types, but one kind never made it into the ground. Of the three that did get planted, there was an early season hybrid cabbage (Parel), an open pollinated mid-late season cabbage (Danish Ballhead), […]
I was watching for the glass on the path, partly because I always watch where I put my feet, but partly because it had been there a couple of days ago. It had looked like freshly broken bottles. But I didn’t see it, even though I knew exactly where it had been. I had picked […]
For months my blog post schedule as been based on an index card taped to my desk next to my keyboard. (Really, it is attached using clear shelf liner like I talk about in this post about color coded calendar organizing) This simple reference was used every time I sat down to write, to keep some […]