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Feeding the Addiction: Porter Cable 2-1/2 x 14″ Belt Sander

The orbital sander is doing a decent job at the stair refinishing project, but right now I’m seriously short on time, because the house is…

October 9, 2009 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

DIY Resources: Things About Water

In the Southern border of Michigan we’re all balancing precariously on the edge of Fall, waiting to plunge headfirst into the deep freeze of yet…

October 7, 2009 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

iTouch Giveaway! (Sponsored by DuPont and the mySurface App)

Almost every time I post about DIY resources I include at least one iPhone app, because having color swatches and a level in my pocket…

October 5, 2009 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Ready For Next Year: Harvesting Dried Bean Seeds

The Summer of 2009 will always be known in our household as the Summer of Tiny Vegetables. Our corn was about 4 feet tall (and…

October 4, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

We don’t use the “C” word in this house.

Yesterday MysteryMan and I were working out the logistics of having a bigass piece of replacement glass delivered to the Memorial House. Apparently glass delivery…

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

One Step at a Time: Refinishing Continues

Spending some quality time sitting on the basement steps waxing philosophic about life and/or paintchips has become a part of my daily routine over the…

September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Resources: iPhone Apps, Calculators, and Idea Galleries

I’m thinking about making this a Wednesday staple at DIYdiva. (Clearly it’s not Wednesday today, but I took a couple of days off work last…

September 28, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Unruly, Inappropriate, Irreverent, & Uneasy

Yesterday Nina from Old House Web tipped me off about their Old House Blogger Contest, and I have to admit I read “$250 Lowe’s gift…

September 23, 2009 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

I Still Have All My Fingers…

Granted, I have burns on two of them, and twin bruises on my shins, but MysteryMan will tell you I can sustain those kinds of…

September 20, 2009 | 4 Comments | Read the Full Article

Advice for the Unmarried: Building or Buying a House Together

(Really good advice, and free legal documents. What else could you as for?) So. People tell me there’s a right way to do things. Ladies,…

September 17, 2009 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article

Tucked Away in Toledo: It’s Friday! @ Toledo Museum

There’s been very little time for doing anything too far outside of the realm of packing and construction, but we’re trying to sneak out whenever…

September 13, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Station Progress: Let’s call it halfway.

Since we decided to hold off on breaking ground on the actual house, we’ve put all of our energy into turning the station into a…

September 9, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Freakish

Warming my freakishly long second toes by the fire. Add this to the list of shit that DOES. NOT. SUCK.

September 5, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Must Have

Stone bonfire pit large enough to hold pallets. Because the best ideas are worth shamelessly stealing.

September 5, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Lunchbreak

Does not suck that the memorial house is 5 minutes from work. Makes for very relaxing (and sweetcorn filled) lunchbreaks, before heading back to corporate…

September 4, 2009 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article