So much rain this summer of 2017

It’s been hard to make plans this … April, May, June, July. Wet it has been in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville for our first spring and summer since moving into A Bitty Better. See the water on the leaves and house? See the puddle where the Town of Salina needs to fix the street…

We can’t quite see the fireworks from A Bitty Better, but close

There will be events that bring fireworks over Onondaga Lake. My dear wife Karen and I were wondering how far we’d have to wander from the property around A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville to see them. Not bad, we’ve discovered, this perk in our first summer since moving from the Syracuse…

Shopping the Regional Market for flowers

We haven’t yet taken our spring trip to the Regional Market, my dear wife Karen reminded me. I agreed. And I knew what she wanted to spend our Saturday morning doing. Up and down the sheds we walked, searching for just the right ones. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an…

We may have found how to cover that awkward shelf hole

My dear wife Karen and I have been wondering what to do with an awkward space we inherited in the first-floor hallway of A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. I guess this hole above the second bedroom door could be called storage space. But it does not have a door to hide…

Soon to be swimming?

My dear wife Karen is carrying on with her late springtime mission at A Bitty Better in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. The cover is off our in-ground pool as our first summer since moving from the Syracuse neighborhood of Eastwood approaches. She located the man who closed the pool right before we moved in…

So many new plants to color A Bitty Better

My dear wife Karen’s weekly food run to the local supermarket got sidetracked. I’d had my suspicion as the clock ticked on, but the text I received from Ballantyne Gardens over on Hopkins Road cemented the deal. I admired the plant in the photo she sent over. Little did I know how much more there’d…