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Cathy Warner

Cathy Warner

Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:39

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Beating the Winter Blues

Five years ago on the winter solstice when my husband and I moved to Bainbridge Island from California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, our new neighbors, lifelong Washingtonians, asked how we were going to handle the rain.

Friday, 02 September 2016 17:48

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“Directions to 12345 345th Avenue Court NW, KPN.”

Try asking Siri to help you navigate the Key by giving her a five-digit house number, followed by a three-digit street number, followed by street or avenue coupled with a court, insert a compass point, then tack on KPN or KPS, and she is so flabbergasted she can’t even apologize.

She just freezes—discombobulated. And in that I am no different from her.

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:38

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I Wauna Call It Home

Perusing Redfin’s real estate website a year ago, I fell for a gray shingled house with granny green carpet and a Gig Harbor address, hoping it would be the next fixer-home for my husband and me.