Monthly Archives: September 2007

Renovation togs

Inspired by Susan Wagner’s post at BlogHer, here is what I’ve been wearing lately. And please let me point out that that is the dusted-off version of the outfit. Much sanding of late! Here is the full view, and yes … Continue reading

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Hot porch action

Something is going to happen with the porch today. Be scared so we don’t have to!

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Mixing it up, making it up

Having finished painting the porch parts (at least until that guy decides the real lengths we’ll be using and chops off a bunch of baluster and railing ends—sending me back to the brush), I’m returning to the window project. Parts … Continue reading

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Porch project step 1

Yesterday step one was started on the porch project. That is putting in the temporary porch supports. I’m going to wait a few days to let that do its inevitable settling then shim it sure again. Then things get really … Continue reading

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What the hell were they thinking?

You can see what Aunt Polly thinks about some of the things previous owners did to this house.     There’s an arched alcove cut into the wall in the dining room. There was fake-wood contact paper on the bottom/shelflike … Continue reading

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Bye-bye balls

The Neez has one week of manliness left. He’s got an appointment to be neutered, vaccinated, tested for FIV/FELV, eartipped and even microchipped next Friday. My cohort was thinking he could pick him up and put him in the humane … Continue reading

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Decrepiporch

She Who Must Be Obeyed sent my brother out here last week with orders to take pics of the front porch we’re rebuilding this year (sometime … er, soon). He ran down his battery on fun shots, so here’s the … Continue reading

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