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Tech DIY: How to host your own WordPress site with Go Daddy

Let me start out this post by saying I know a couple of things about computers. Like how to turn one on, for instance. Or…

January 4, 2010 | 29 Comments | Read the Full Article

Starting off Right: A Message to All DIYers

The only redeeming quality of a day whose temperature-high was in the negative numbers, is that it forced me to stay inside where it’s slightly…

January 3, 2010 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Memorial House: Year(s) In Review

Its the end of a year, and that means it’s time for DIY nostalgia–thinking about all the projects I’ve completed, knuckles I’ve scraped, holes I’ve…

December 30, 2009 | 2 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

Karma: Large Bird Edition

Unlike one of my uncles, I don’t shoot geese regularly just because I can. So, unlike one of my uncles, I expect karma won’t ever…

December 27, 2009 | 1 Comment | 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

Drywall 101: Hanging Wallboard By Yourself & Other Hard-Learned Lessons

Alternatively titled: I must Have a Screw Loose. Or seven. Hundred. Drywall is the easiest part of building a room in theory… in practice, let’s…

December 17, 2009 | 52 Comments | Read the Full Article

Do I lose my DIY membership card for this?

Some time ago after I had finished my MBA, and MysteryMan was in the midst of studying for his Professional Engineer’s licensing exam, I was…

December 14, 2009 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Spare Parts

Maybe I’ve mentioned this before here once or twice, but I have the good fortune to be bound-for-life-through-homeownership to an engineer. Professional engineer, that is….

December 13, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Representational of my Holiday Enthusiasm

I’m sure this has made some internet rounds, but it was too appropriate not to post here.

December 10, 2009 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Last One This Year

It’s shopping season for sure, and this time last year I had 8 broom orders to fill in the two weeks before Christmas. As soothing…

December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

How to Install a Woven-Wire Fence

Miniature donkeys, we are ready for you. I can’t even explain in words the number of hours we spent contemplating this fence. What type of…

December 7, 2009 | 46 Comments | Read the Full Article

Brought to you courtesy of cold medicine.

Apparently there are only so many weeks you can spend upwards of 65 hours (not including 320 miles of drive time) at your actual-real-job, then…

December 6, 2009 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Badass or BS? Things for around the home.

One of the many blessings in my life– a list which includes having the good fortune to use a lot of big, bad tools and…

December 2, 2009 | 6 Comments | Read the Full Article

For Your DIYdiva: Holiday gift ideas for the badass woman in your life.

Even though I’ve done everything short of tattooing the word “GRINCH” on my forehead to make it clear that the holidays aren’t coming to my…

December 1, 2009 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article