- Chronicling the renovation of a rather large, rather old, two-family home in Boston.
Tag Archives: repairs
The finished house: Blood, sweat, tears, paint, and beers
Nearly every day, I browse lovely sites and blogs featuring beautifully styled homes photographed in bright, natural light. They contain hard to come by vintage chairs whose owners have somehow picked them up at flea markets for pennies. Hand loomed rugs with ridiculous price … Continue reading
Posted in The End Tagged back in the day, bathroom, Before and After, decisions, done, paint, repairs, second floor, the end, third floor 1 Comment
I apologize in advance for this post
Lookout, honesty post! Starting the new year off with a bang. Actually, I’m just here to complain about how much this darn house costs. So honesty, and tackiness! Now that the giving season – a time when we all reflect … Continue reading
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Around the house
What have we been doing since we wrapped up the first floor unit and our first-floor post-renter-things-we-didn’t-quite-finish-yet list? Well, my parents were in town last weekend. We had plans to do yard work since they’re good at that kind of … Continue reading
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
Posted in The Beginning Tagged back in the day, bathroom, Before and After, beige, black and white, done, finished, first floor, floors, grey, kitchen, linoleum, paint, rental, repairs, this old house, wood 5 Comments
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
Posted in The Beginning Tagged first floor, paint, progress, rental, repairs, second floor, this old house, trim, wood 2 Comments
Not intended as a late Valentines post, but it might as well be.
Lou in action last weekend. Me, capturing it all. There is an unbelievable amount of work happening here in this house. The thing is, I don’t write about a lot of it because it’s nonstop. It comes, it goes. More … Continue reading
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I am now at one with the basement
Have we talked about the basement yet? I don’t think we’ve really talked about the basement. The one with the cage? The one that had a 6 ft. long wooden box in it that suspiciously resembled something you don’t want … Continue reading
Posted in The Beginning Tagged basement, creepy, Home, money, other people's stuff, repairs, the cage, this old house, treasure 3 Comments
I have not seen Deep Eaves in the daylight since last week. We don’t live there yet, so I only have visitation rights after work. Seeing as how the sun sets at 4:30 in these frosty, cold (personality) parts, it’s … Continue reading
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But I still entered a wallpaper giveaway.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and now tonight, Friday, have been dedicated to working out my arms. And if I get a good up-and-to-the-side angle going, my abs, too. All because of a little nuisance called wallpaper. After the first ten minutes … Continue reading
Posted in The Beginning Tagged arms, repairs, wallpaper 1 Comment
Nothing will stop us. Except for everything.
The last six days have been a blur. I’ve been in the midst of watching the Giants (see “baseball, san francisco, scrappy, underdogs, anti-media-darlings and low ratings-bringers”) climb their way to be World Series champs. This meant a lot of … Continue reading
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