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Saying Goodbye: First Time Home-Seller Reflections

Well, the time has come my story-book house on Garrison Road… It’s been almost 6 years since I took the plunge and bought my first…

I went to hell and back to sell my house and all I got was this broken pen.

Oh, and a check that will help put a roof on the new place, but other than that… Actually, what happened was I stole this…

Good News, Bad News

UPDATE: Thanks to all of  you awesome people who were sending us good vibes yesterday. Unfortunately the appraiser would. not. budge. Something has got to…

This Story has a Happy Ending

Two weeks ago my life could be summed up like this: I had people from Florida coming to look at my house in 3 weeks…

Basement Bathroom Before & After

Another project on the list of “things I should have finished in the last five years but didn’t” is the half-bath in the basement of…

March 18, 2010 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Last Big Project: Basement Hallway Transformation

Maybe I should clarify that first part. “Last big project for the next two weeks at Garrison” is probably more appropriate. For the uninitiated, Garrison…

March 15, 2010 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Insanity Continues

With the dates for the Hauling Ass Tour of 2010, and ground-breaking for the house bearing down upon us, I’ve begun repeating the coming weeks…

February 15, 2010 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

And, Deep Breath, Garrison Road is For Sale

Excuse me while I go put my head between my legs and breathe into a bag for the next ten minutes. Because this house saved…

October 19, 2009 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

One Step at a Time: Refinishing Continues

Spending some quality time sitting on the basement steps waxing philosophic about life and/or paintchips has become a part of my daily routine over the…

September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

I Still Have All My Fingers…

Granted, I have burns on two of them, and twin bruises on my shins, but MysteryMan will tell you I can sustain those kinds of…

September 20, 2009 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Would you cook here?

As you can imagine, I used the long weekend to my advantage, working 10 hour days between the Memorial House and Garrison Road. I actually…

DIY Cedar Raised Garden Bed

First completed project of the year! Here’s how I did it… Materials: 48 lf. of rough sawn cedar 2×6’s (I got 3 2×6-16′ boards) 12…

Memorial House: Demolition Begins

As always, stories that end up with me demolishing the hell out of something start out with, “What happened was….” So. What happened was… I…

April 17, 2009 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Sonofa…

This post is a lesson in “be very careful what you wish for.” For example, if you frequently write posts in your blog about DIY projects…

February 2, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY & Memorial House Update

I bet with all the Red Pepper deliciousness on this page you thought I forgot I owned power tools, but fear notpeople, despite the rapidly…

November 23, 2008 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article