Monthly Archives: February 2008

Choppy birthday

As well as aging this year, I had high hopes of nailing up the tin ceiling that’s been waiting to be installed in the living room. Well, perhaps wisdom is wending its way toward me because I realized that was … Continue reading

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More Mott

A darling little preview of what’s in the 1914 J.L. Mott Iron Works catalog that I’ve got in a reprint. I give you the pegleg seat! Sorry about the fuzzy pic; it’s a digital shot, not a scan. Isn’t it … Continue reading

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J.L. Mott Iron Works online

Greg over at the uber-blog Petch House pointed out in the Old House Web forums that there’s an 1888 J.L. Mott Iron Works catalog online at the New York Public Library Digital Gallery. I have a reprint of a 1914 … Continue reading

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Divine intervention

Over the weekend I had a dream in which I was going to see the Dalai Lama. What does this have to do with the house, you ask? Read on! So I’m in a humongous lecture hall, milling around with … Continue reading

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We love our audience, part 2

Some of the terms people have typed into a search engine to find our blog in the last couple days: > had to pee > procrastination > crocodile bathroom I, too, am interested in all these things! What’s keeping me … Continue reading

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A spring in my strip

Looking past why I was installing weatherstripping in January, check out the nifty old packaging of this spring bronze weatherstripping that I snagged from my manly cohort’s brother-in-law. He found it on someone’s front lawn waiting for trash day. She’s … Continue reading

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