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Impossible Things (In Progress)

Just to give you an idea of how my week is going: This morning I did something strange and actually decided to eat breakfast. I…

September 12, 2013 | 58 Comments | Read the Full Article

For The Record

If there was ever an inquiry regarding my sanity… Them: Please state, for the record, how long your vacuum cleaner was broken… Me: Uh. Six…

For Reals, Cupid: Don’t Make Me Throw a Hammer at You

Yep, the last of today’s series of posts about things that make me laugh is brought to you by a chubby, naked kid with wings….

February 7, 2013 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

Worst Case Scenario: A List I Made at 4AM, Apparently

This post is brought to you by 1.) insomnia, and 2.) twelve months of perspective. This is actually something that has been hanging around in…

February 7, 2013 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Celebrating The End (Updated)

Let me just say that if the world ends today, it probably wouldn’t be the worst thing that has happened to me this week. Plus,…

December 21, 2012 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Boldly Going Where No Light Fixture Has Gone Before

So listen, this is what happens when you make a joke to half the Internet about only needing a guy around to wash your dishes…the…

September 14, 2012 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

I Paid For Something Covered In Chicken Poop & Other Things That Make Me Laugh

I’m still working on the plans for Hillside Cottage, but one thing I know for sure is that I won’t have a closet quite the…

December 16, 2011 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

It Is, In Fact, My Favorite Drill

Okay, yes, I do have a slightly unhealthy attachment to my drill. I admit it. Just like I admit you probably shouldn’t get me within…

October 18, 2011 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

Conversation I Had With State Farm

Me: I have a house insured with you, and I need to increase the insured value… we’ve done a little work on it. Insurance Agent:…

September 23, 2011 | 10 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Wrap Up: Things I Didn’t Do Because I Was Sleeping Edition

UPDATE: Now with actual links to the Bob Vila articles (seriously, I have no idea what I’m doing anymore) and the Found Magazine site was…

August 12, 2011 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Alternate Realities That Include Bob Vila

Do you ever think if you’d taken a right instead of a left at some point in your life you’d be in an entirely different…

This Is Getting Ridiculous

[UPDATE: Everyone, you need to click on the comments link after you read this post and see the song that Holyoke Home wrote for me….

March 11, 2011 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

That Magic Spot

Here’s something that surprised me about going from an old two-story home with small, closed-off rooms, to something decidedly not. An open floor plan in…

February 16, 2011 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Brilliant/Stupid Stupid/Brilliant

Here’s something I’m good at: using a drill. Here’s something I’m not good at: cleaning. Not even cleaning my tools, which I know is sacrilege……

February 9, 2011 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Floatation Device Required

Usually when I look at floor plans or fixtures online, I picture them larger in my head then they actually end up being in real…

February 3, 2011 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article