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730 days and counting

Happy two-year anniversary, you giant, paycheck-stealing, pretty, endless, battleship of a house, you. As Hurricane Sandy was hitting NY and rain and wind were threatening to close the attorney’s office and registrar where our signing would be recorded that day, we … Continue reading

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Part I: The rental unit, aka back ache and blisters

Finally! After five months, and a few extra days, one floor is done. Those first few weeks seem like a really long time ago. It doesn’t even seem like we’ve done that much looking at it, because we’ve been so … Continue reading

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One floor down…

Running on very little sleep and a lot of Easter candy, we made it to the end* and handed the keys to the renters yesterday. Full before and after coming soon, but in the meantime, here’s a look at the … Continue reading

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Everyone panic

The renters move in in 11 days. And as expected, there’s still a lot to be done. So that’s where we’ve been lately – working, not blogging. The good news is, in 11 days, we will be 100% DONE with … Continue reading

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Proof of progress

The alternate theme of this post was going to be Things I Hate About This House. Or Why I Hate Living Here. Or I Just Can’t Stand It. But I thought I’d (attempt) to talk about all the positive stuff, … Continue reading

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A giant can of electric worms

The wiring of the lights in this house is just bizarre. And cobbled together. And inconvenient. Wait, inconvenient is too nice a word. More like, a fucking pain in the ass. I feel very strongly about this. Every room on … Continue reading

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More hands

Progress is being made on the kitchen. Not the kitchen on our floor, sadly. But a kitchen nonetheless. Two weekends ago, Lou’s family came to town with the sole purpose of helping with the house. A work weekend in Boston … Continue reading

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Grey or gray?

Here’s Lou staining more of the freshly-sanded floor gray (grey?) in an attempt to convince me that, despite the wood already having been stained in its life and therefore not taking a second stain as well, it will still look … Continue reading

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Oh hey, friend

Last night, Lou and I took up the first floor unit’s kitchen and bath floor. They looked like they would come up easily, so to save time and money (duh), we’re pulling them up before the floor guys come in … Continue reading

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