Finding New Homes for Things

I’ve posted our outdoor gas fireplace for sale on a local website.   It seems we hold onto things for too long.  Convincing ourselves that we aren’t going to use the item again and really could use the space it occupies is the key.   The recent yard sale inspired me to sell lots of things that just weren’t getting much use.

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I’m glad to say the outdoor fireplace found a new home.  Now I have to try posting the Coleman portable grill online.  There’s no use it sitting in the garage forever.  It won’t fit in our campervan, though it was a great accessory when we had the motorhome.

Gail Martin’s eHow Articles – Subject Index

At 84, Gail Martin writes family memory articles online for Our Echo and how-to articles for the eHow website.  Here’s a selection of her varied articles:


How to Develop a Personal Library

How to Decorate a Home with Collections

How to Collect Feather Bird Pictures

How to Collect Bricks


How to Plant Potatoes in the Spring

How to Plant Crocus for Spring Beauty

How to Plant Trees with Limited Water

How to Use a Rototiller

How to Have the Top-Selling Booth at a Farmers Market


How to Help the Elderly with Doctor’s Appointments

How to Wash Clothes and Save Steps the Senior Citizen Way

How to Adjust to Aging and Make the Most of Those Years

How to Prevent Falls at Home

How to Give Gifts on a Social Security Income


How to Create a Writing Room

How to Personalize a Bookshelf

How to Use Old Bottles for Vases

How to Make Wagon Wheel Rugs from Rags

How to Raise Good Children the Old-Fashioned Way

How to Use Health Remedies from the Good Old Days

How to Encourage Imaginative Play with Dress-Up Clothes and Props

Here are her other how-to topics.  Just click on the link to see the whole list of article titles and go to the articles.

Her articles about COOKING
Her articles about CRAFTS
Her articles about THRIFTY LIVING
Her articles about WRITING