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DIY House Addition: Making Hard Decisions

The Story: In the last couple of weeks a few things happened in succession which made the two of us take a long hard look…

September 3, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

True Fact

More mathmatical formulas are calculated in the lumber aisle of Lowe’s than anywhere else outside the world of academia and/or the pentagon.

September 1, 2009 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Snipi: Perfect for DIY design

I don’t know how and the hell I stumbled across Snipi, but I did and it’s changed my life. No… it does not wash, fold,…

August 31, 2009 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Old & Good

I hate the phrase “old but good” which seems to imply that those two things should be mutually exclusive and it’s a rarity when they’re…

August 30, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Has Tools, Will Travel, Needs Sleep

The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Do First, let me relay a conversation that occurred between our loan officer and my wonderful, even-tempered significant…

August 25, 2009 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article


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


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…