An unforeseen project

outhouseIf you’ve been stopping by my blog, you’ll know I’ve been knee-deep in home improvement and the assorted mania that goes with it.

Upon discovering the bathroom sink was a ticking time bomb, we have no option but to replace it. I’m left to wonder how porcelain sinks from 100+ years ago manage not to rust through while my 30-year-old fixtures are crumbling into dust. It must be the properties of the iron.
So with this new and unforeseen project, the comedy of errors begins anew. We’ll finish this bathroom today if it kills us. If not, I’m thinking we brick over the doorways to all three bathrooms and use the outhouse. It’s a two-seater.


Another 100 Things Blogging Challenge! For 100 days, 002xbqktI’ll post something from my chosen topic: Words on the Verge of Extinction. There are 21 entries to come.

Here’s one for today:

Pocilliform (adjective 1846)

shaped like a little cup.


I’ve temporarily cut back on blogging cleanfor my put-my-life-back-in-order spring cleaning — a project known far and wide as the Annual Purge. Thanks for stopping by even if there isn’t much new to see. I have no time for blogging right now, but the extinct word of the day is updated daily.

I’ll be blogging full bore in April with the A to Z Challenge. Topics will mostly cover fascinating aspects from history with a few science wows thrown in for good measure. I have a healthy sense of wonder. I promise your imagination will fly with mine. 🙂
My imagination is already flying and I haven’t written my posts yet! What a wondrous world.

Coming soon to my satellite blog ~
Authors_in_Bloom-300x250For ten days in April I’ll be participating in the Authors in Bloom blog hop over on . This blog hop is all about showing the many facets to an author’s life. One of the more unusual things I’ve done in my life with this man of mine was lead wild foods programs for Chicago’s Field Museum.
For this event I’ll be sharing my recipes. I hope you stop by. You may have delicious ingredients waiting in your backyard.


I’m currently participating in The Romance Reviews’ Anniversary party. My particular part in the contest is over, but the celebration runs all month long and there are a lot of prizes to be had. See what I have up on my newest satellite blog:


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We’ll soon have a new April contest on our website.


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Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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6 Responses to An unforeseen project

  1. Rose, you are one of the most charming women I’ve met ever.

  2. Ray G says:

    I separated the http from the link. There is a different spelling found in the Webster’s Unabridged Dictionaries from 1913 &1928. Pocullos is also found in Spanish dictionaries.

    I think that the 1970s were bad years for construction quality. I live in a forty year old house that doesn’t hold a candle to the 200 year old house I lived in when was in North Carolina.

    • You’ve found more! That’s great, Ray. It appears the gist is the same. I still have pocilliform scars from having chicken pox way back when.

      • We’ve restored a Greek Revival house from the 1850’s. The wind can howl outside and it’s silent inside. Not here. Howling wind blows right through the walls. The materials were just better back then. Even the pine used in modern construction won’t have the longevity of the tighter-grained old woods.

      • Ray G says:

        That is cool. The wood in our house (completed 1773) was so hard from aging that nails bent. The wood was almost petrified. We had a piano in the music room and a TV in the living room. You could not hear sounds from one room to the other. We had two pecan trees in the front yard, along the fence there was a gardenia bush. I used to love to stand next to it and inhale the scent.

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