Tag: At Home With Jeff

At Home With Jeff: Crop Swap tonight

At Home With Jeff: Crop Swap tonight

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist From time to time, Vivian and I end up with an excess of produce. I have written in past columns about our sudden abundance of apricots, peaches, artichokes, lemons, and walnuts. One never knows when a windfall of something delicious will blow one’s way. When I was growing up […]

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At Home With Jeff: Landmarks

At Home With Jeff: Landmarks

| September 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Vivian and I like to travel. Every place that we visit seems to have a special landmark. That got me thinking about landmarks. Webster’s defines a landmark as “an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that […]

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At Home With Jeff: Walnuts

At Home With Jeff: Walnuts

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Life is always exciting for us retirees. Yesterday morning after breakfast I went to the garage to put the pliers away and got sucked into a project that took up most of my morning. I cracked walnuts! Vivian bought them in Galt last week and left them in the […]

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At Home With Jeff: A moving experience

At Home With Jeff: A moving experience

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist I was walking around my neighborhood yesterday and noticed three different families moving. One house had a Pods container in the driveway. People were carrying boxes from the house to the container like ants carrying food to their nest. Four doors down I saw a house with a 26 […]

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At Home With Jeff: Fruit of our labors

At Home With Jeff: Fruit of our labors

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Still in my pajamas, savoring a first cup of coffee, I surveyed our backyard out the kitchen window. It was only 7 a.m. but the sun was already bright. Because of the wet winter, our plants are going crazy this year, especially the flowers. Gladiolas, verbena, lavender, and roses […]

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At Home With Jeff: New technology

At Home With Jeff: New technology

| June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Like other curmudgeons, I complain about many things, especially all the new technologies. Every few days I am forced to learn how to use another new electronic program or gadget. So far, I have learned to check myself out at the grocery store and pump my own gas using […]

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At Home With Jeff: Doughnuts

At Home With Jeff: Doughnuts

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist After church services at Saint Catherine’s last week, we had “hospitality hour” or, as I refer to it, Doughnut Sunday. It was the highlight of my weekend. There is something about doughnuts that brings out the best in people. I never see anyone sad on Doughnut Sunday. On the […]

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At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

At Home With Jeff: Stories from backstage

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Last weekend, Vivian and I went to the Campbell Theater to see Agatha Christie’s “A Murder Is Announced.” It was a wonderful production. We were impressed with the lighting, sound, costumes, sets, direction, and acting. I highly recommend that you go see it for yourself. It runs through May […]

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At Home With Jeff: Sounds good to me

At Home With Jeff: Sounds good to me

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist My wife and I bought a new car a couple months ago. The vehicle is a marvel of electronic gadgetry. We are still discovering features that are delightful and sometimes a bit mysterious. “How does that work?” we wonder when the car does something unexpected. Some of the thingamajigs […]

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At Home With Jeff: Rainbow Bag

At Home With Jeff: Rainbow Bag

| April 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL Martinez News-Gazette Columnist Vivian and I are long-time members of the Martinez Senior Center. Our April newsletter, announced that there would be a presentation on Friday, April 26th at 10:00 am. Travel experts from Premier World Discovery will discuss upcoming 2019-2020 trips to locations around the world. This brought back memories of […]

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