Category Archives: House & Home

Our Back Yard, When It Rains A Lot

Our back yard doesn’t look like much, but it’s dry… except during/after rainstorms severe enough that it runs down from the convervation land adjoining on one side.  It doesn’t happen often — we lived here at least a year or two before the first occurrence.  This past weekend’s was the biggest we’ve seen to date.  (But no, this wasn’t what caused the problem on the MBTA’s Riverside Green Line.)  This is one of those cases where a picture — or a video — is worth several hundred words, so… Continue reading

Sukkah 5770, From Start To Finish

One benefit of a back yard is being able to put up a sukkah each year. Here’s a slide show (using the free PictoBrowser online tool) of the key steps in putting it together:


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