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Good Green Mountains

Well, oddlings, I must admit, things were a bit rough there.

There was the mysteriously roving hole in the roof.

There was the fissure in the foundation that multiplied each night.

There was the morning I discovered that the pet gravestones in the front garden had been sucked underground.

There was the note from Cousin Cate that our Great Great Uncle O. Underhill had gone missing. Again.

There was the call from Mordecai that he had relocated most of my creatures from the Laboratory to the Underhill House when the wallpaper had turned itself into curtains and the curtains turned themselves into a chair.


And then there was the morning I came back from a pre-dawn promenade in the cemetery with Bubo to discover that the house was gone. Instead, there was a smoldering pile of rubble and a stench of potpouri and whiskey.

And so we left. We got in my jalopy and sputtered to Great Great Uncle O. Underhill’s house in the mountains of Vermont.

We have houses all over the world, you know. The Underhill House is laid out exactly like my Brooklyn House in mirror image. Rather…odd, wouldn’t you say?

Weary from our journey, I collapsed in an armchair (exactly like the one in my Brooklyn parlor) in front of the wood-burning stove. There was a bottle of whiskey on the side table with a card tied round its neck.

The card read: Mine is yours. O.U.

I do believe I am home.

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House Unsettled

The house has been shuddering and pulsating oddly today – but only on the left side. I would be able to concentrate fully on this but my shrieking violet hybrid project is an unmitigated success which means the violets’ shrieking have been echoing throughout the house for about 49 hours now.

The hole in the roof keeps moving and now the South facing roof looks like a patchwork quilt of shingles.

Not to mention Bubo has been hoarding freeze-dried vole in the cellar. Which makes everyone slightly nauseous.

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Holiday Shipping

Oddlings, just a note:

Items ordered after 1 pm EST on Wednesday, December 19th will not be processed until Saturday, January 19th, 2013.


That is all.

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Jack OWLantern

Halloween was a relatively quiet affair this year; Bubo gave herself a rather impressive sugar high and we watched monster movies and counted ourselves lucky.

When her sugar high wore off, Bubo was a grumpy owl indeed. What perked her up, though, were the pictures of the pumpkin carved by the incredibly inventive Laura Palmer Preiss of Curious Art Labs.

Terribly creative, isn’t she? And quite a whiz with a carving knife, as well.

Thank you, Leah. You perked up Bubo and you made me smile.

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