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This Changes Things

Since both the computer and I are still fighting our respective viruses– neither of which seems to be improved by the excessive application of Lysol,…

September 30, 2011 | 67 Comments | Read the Full Article

Summer’s End

Since I’ve been slowing pulling long sleeved clothes out of the brilliantly organized “garbage bag” clothes storage system we have going on in the garage,…

November 11, 2010 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

House of 1000 Ladders

And I’ve climbed up them all. A lot. I’m getting pretty good at hanging with one foot off, stretching out over the abyss to hammer…

October 12, 2010 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: Month 4 Wrap Up

I’d like to be writing a really witty and/or eloquent opening sentence to this monthly wrap-up, but I’m having a hard time typing through the…

September 7, 2010 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

It’s Not Easy

I cannot even begin to tell you how may door installations at our house have ended with one of us trying to dislodge the others…

Doing The Hard Thing: A Partnership and Masonry Story

After three and a half years together, MysteryMan and I have fallen into our respective roles in this relationship… which is to say one of…

April 30, 2010 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Without Words

Maybe I’ve mentioned this, but one of the side benefits of four-hour long contractors classes twice a week  is that it gives us 240 minutes…

February 18, 2010 | 0 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

Drywall 101: Success Through Slave Labor

We’re still in the midst of the Ultimate Drywall Adventure here at the Memorial House, which is extra fun in a room with 8’6″ walls…

December 28, 2009 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Loves Tools, Needs Life

I’m not one-hundred-percent sure, but I think that the fact that I get a warm-fuzzy feeling when I take pictures of rusty metal objects makes…

December 21, 2009 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Sunday Night Fence Edition

The fact that temps were in the sixties and– gasp! — seventies this weekend  (In Michigan. In November.) almost made up for the fact that…

November 9, 2009 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Advice for the Unmarried: Building or Buying a House Together

(Really good advice, and free legal documents. What else could you as for?) So. People tell me there’s a right way to do things. Ladies,…

September 17, 2009 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Station Progress: Let’s call it halfway.

Since we decided to hold off on breaking ground on the actual house, we’ve put all of our energy into turning the station into a…

September 9, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Kitten, this ain’t no city livin’.

It’s not like I’m some New York City girl. For all intents and purposes I was raised in just as much country as MysteryMan, just…

A little taste of our future life…

Definitely will not mind waking up and looking out over this in the morning… Of course, there was about 30 seconds of peace Saturday morning,…

September 21, 2008 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article