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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

If you follow me on Twitter, yesterday you got to preview both the good news, and the part where for the second time in my…

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