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Woodhaven Observer Article: Local Realtor Questioned

Kindergarten teacher returns to school; kids and parents “overjoyed.” Woodhaven realtor questioned by police in connection with recent house fire. The community was rocked this week when local realtor, Melissa Harvey Connor, was questioned in connection with the recent destruction … Continue reading

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#80 – A place of our own

Melissa stands in our hallway and jabs at her clipboard with a purple pen. I feel my upper lip curl into a sneer; I don’t trust anyone who uses purple ink. “So,” she says, prodding the clipboard and tapping her … Continue reading

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#79 – Gladiator games

June. Summertime. Crickets, cicadas. Long evenings, hot days. Or, back on Planet Earth in 2013: June. Thunderstorms. Hailstones, lightning. Flood warnings, incessant rain. Central heating returning for another encore, and cabin fever causing small children to ricochet off walls and … Continue reading

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#78 – Trust no agent

There is nothing better than spending a sultry, summer afternoon in the cool darkness of the Maxwell Plum. We’re the only customers here, Jack is at nursery, and the twins are napping in their double pushchair beside our table. If … Continue reading

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#77 – First refusal

“You have got to be kidding me. What were you thinking, Libs?” Oliver prods with his toe at an oak panel in the empty, echoing living room. The panel cracks; a large piece of wood falls backwards into the abyss … Continue reading

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#76 – This old house

“Did you do something special with the twins on their birthday?” Willow squirts ketchup on the burger that Oliver’s handed her, then pops open a can of Bud. “On the day itself, I mean?” Oliver catches my eye, grins, and … Continue reading

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#75 – Glass houses

We’re house hunting again. I meant to have a serious talk with Oliver about Sandra’s interior design efforts in our home in Milton Keynes, but before I could find the right moment (you have to pick the right moment to … Continue reading

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#74 – Quarterly accounts

One quarter of the way through the year. Time to check in with those New Year’s Resolutions. In the wee hours of January 1st while being kept awake by the neighbours’ illuminated, inflatable Christmas decorations, I promised myself I would … Continue reading

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#66 – The ladies in red

Libby: “You might want to visit the restroom,” I whisper to Melissa. “You’re losing your dress.” I’m not a spiteful person — really, I’m not — but it’s very satisfying to have Oliver looking at me as if I’m a … Continue reading

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#65 – All about a dress

Melissa: This dress is kinda tight and I have to suck in my belly because even two pairs of  Spanx aren’t doing it for me. And when you suck in your belly, everything else rises and spills over the top, … Continue reading

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