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

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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

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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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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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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

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