Deb Susan Improves Her Home With Rose-Colored Memories

Thursday, July 4, 2013

April in Sacramento heralds the end of a cold, rainy winter. I clear away weeds, mow the lawn, and get ready for hot,sweaty summer days. In April, I also get to enjoy the first rosebuds of the season – which makes me happy every year, because I love roses and also because these roses mean something special. I transplanted them from my father’s garden. At one point, my father had…


Deb Dana’s Before and After

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

I love a good “before and after.” Whether it’s a fashion makeover in a beauty magazine or a house remodel on HGTV, I love seeing the transformation from old to new. Admittedly, the final product isn’t always my taste (there have been some real doozies on HGTV, depending on the show), but even then, I love seeing the process. When it came to renovating my own house, though, I felt…


Things learned the hard way by Deb Eileen

I like to think of myself as a smart person. I read books with really big words. I have not one, but two, university degrees. In my day job I often serve our provincial Supreme Court as an expert witness. So the only excuse I have for the following story- is that some things apparently have to be learned through experience. It is that or I am in fact mentally…

Friday, April 13, 2007

Names Changed to Protect the Translucent by Deb Tish

Our last house showed terribly at first glance. It had sixty-year-old foil wallpaper, smoked mirror dining room walls and the basement that time forgot. But what it did have was seriously good bones; gorgeous worn floorboards, high ceilings, curved crown moldings and arched doorways. In other words, if you squinted just right, it was stunning. The couple who owned it, we’ll call them the Zuckermans, had lived there for 50 years—happy…

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Home Improvement By Debster Anna

I should start by explaining that I’m not writing off topic — even though the topic of the week is the supernatural and I’m about to be writing about home improvement. I’m simply pretending that I didn’t notice that the topic du semaine was changed God knows how long back because I feel I have more to offer on the home improvement front. This is how my most recent experience…

Sunday, October 29, 2006

“The Time Has Come,” The Wall Man Said by Deb Jennifer

This past week, instead of writing, I’ve been dealing with contractors — the retaining wall beside our house has fallen in and our roof is leaking.   The guy building our new wall — and it is a beautiful wall — is fascinated with the fact that I’m a writer.   He says he wants to write a book.  Instead of working on my new book, I stand out in the cold…

Wednesday, October 25, 2006