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Junk Hunt

As it turns out, I haven’t had as much time to hang out in my basement and play with my tools as I usually do,…

January 9, 2012 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

Snapshots: October 14, 2011

This week has been unsurprisingly crazy, even though the appraisal on the house has been pushed back to next week. Here’s a quick look at…

October 14, 2011 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Historic Moment

Today is: Two years, seven months, and eight days since I fell in love with an old gas station… Two years, seven months, and twenty…

March 9, 2011 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Compartmentalizing, Or Not

I was browsing through my photography folders tonight, looking for something I hadn’t posted yet, and this image called out to me. I’d like to…

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

Nine Hundred and Twelve

That’s how many square feet of wall I’ve textured and primed since Sunday evening. So basically, my arm hurts. But I have to say, it’s…

February 4, 2011 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Seventy

That is the number of degrees it is in my house, without the assistance of the kerosene heater. Seriously, if I close my eyes, it’s…

December 21, 2010 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

Tools I Shouldn’t Want To Own

(But still kinda do.) Because let’s be honest, I don’t ever want to be responsible for taping and mudding the drywall joints in an entire…

December 19, 2010 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Unanswerable Question: Answered.

Do you have one of these? A slightly obscure question which should have an answer, but for some unknown reason all of the planets have…

December 16, 2010 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Warmer Already

I left the house at 8:30 with no insulators in sight, and came back at 1:00 PM to see this much warmer and more air-tight…

December 7, 2010 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

It Gets Worse

If you thought that we couldn’t find one more spot to dig a hole, pile some dirt, or make a general mess out of our…

December 4, 2010 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Working Hands: A Cautionary Portrait

So, what I’m saying is… Palmolive probably isn’t going to be calling me to be a hand-model any time soon. Unless I’m the grizzly “before”…

November 9, 2010 | 15 Comments | Read the Full Article

THAT is a big hole

Still not sure how to get inside the house and get my work clothes on so I can grout the counter-top tonight. Foresight FAIL.

April 16, 2010 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Getting It Done: DIY on your Lunch Break

Work-life balance has never been one of my strengths. I like to work. Hard. And for most of my adult life that has translated into…

April 14, 2010 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Weekly Wrap Up: Truer Words

Note: All of the images on my last couple of posts have been returned to an appropriate size so that you’re not scrolling through a…