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Harvest

All is as you would expect it to be on the Isle of Insanity (otherwise known as my life). There are new concrete floors, new…

August 24, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Favorite New DIY Web Resources

Mostly I’m all over the Internet when it comes to finding the information I need to do whatever I want to do. But I find…

August 13, 2009 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY House Addition: Things you need to know first.

The Story: We say we’ve been seriously contemplating the addition for about a year, but it’s really been a month since we’ve begun to formulate…

August 10, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Powertools plus wine

This is how we do it without a cork screw… in the country.

August 8, 2009 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Convergence

I am a renovation black-hole. It’s the best way to describe my life at this moment. And I don’t mean “black hole” the way people…

August 4, 2009 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

Playin’ girl for a while is fun…

…but I am SO READY to put my workboots on again.

August 2, 2009 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Summer Shots

It’s clearly summer at Memorial house. The clover is making a remarkable comeback after the last baling… The corn is over my head… And the…

DIY Video: Framing in a Custom Window

Now that we’re praying sure the roof won’t collapse on the Station, it’s time for the fun stuff, like putting in new windows. The openings…

Weekend DIY Picnic Table Project

See this picnic table? I love eating at this thing almost as much as I loved building it. Detached benches, no visible screws on the…

DIY Video: Silent Bench Building

I’ve been toying with the idea of adding video to this website for some time. I work with a creative bunch of people who have…

Who Needs Walls?

It’s big, functional, and decorated naturally… who needs an addition? Our work here is done. Ok, perhaps not so good when it rains, but it…

Has Very Nearly Lost It

My keys have been missing for about 24 hours. Had to use the spare to get to work and the doctors, but when I walked…

Reading the Signs

An indication that today was probably not the best day I’ve ever had…

The Pythagorean Theorem finally has a purpose

Visual learners must draw pictures to buy the correct amount of lumber. And also find online calculaters based on the Pythagorean Theorum to make sure…