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No one likes to see a girl shovel alone…

Yesterday the people in my life rocked.  Holy Crapola! Where did all the material go? Well, the Shovel Fairy (previously the Master of The Hatchet)…

August 4, 2006 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Digger of Trenches.

That’s me. It was 97-degrees and had to be 100% humidity, but dammed if I wasn’t going to get my trench dug. Well, okay, first…

August 1, 2006 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Rapidly Approaching Completion (Or Not.)

Get this. The pergola is rapidly approaching completion. (The tile in the kitchen, however, is not. But that’s another story for another day.) So…Saturday was…

July 11, 2006 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Not as Badass as I would like…

…but even I am human. WEEKEND: On one hand, I do love having a healthy active social life… on the other hand, this generally takes…

Hey, it actually looks like a….

Pergola! Uh, almost. Other than the fact that just about every step of this project takes twice as long as I expect it to, we…

Stuck Between a Root and a Hard Pipe.

This weekend was a study in hole-digging. I dug six holes (about a foot in diameter by 3-1/2 feet deep), filled in three holes, and…

In the world of fence installation, my mother and I are Rockstars.

(This is where it starts to get fun,) I currently am sitting at my desk with: three badly scraped knuckles, a strange egg-shaped bruise on…

The Mysteriously Regenerating Concrete Wall

This is the message I left for my buddy Felix*, (Yes, the same Felix who exactly four months from this day decided to- gasp!- ask…

Wheelbarrow, Sledgehammer, & High Heels.

The wheelbarrow saga…You have to understand, I didn’t even have a good starting place when it came to tearing down that concrete pad, but I…

It’s in the Genes.

My Grandma stopped into work today. I’ll tell you– without false modestly– that I come from some Grade A stock. Mamie is a short walk…

The Pergola Countdown Begins

It’s the nicest day of the year so far & I’m yearning for my back porch and pergola to be finished… or even started. I…

April 11, 2006 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Glassy-Eyed

Been working so hard on my new stained-glass piece that it’s cutting into sleep time, so bear with me if my wit and charm aren’t…

March 28, 2006 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Badass Cat

  I don’t care what you say, whether or not you’re a dog lover, or if you think I’m well on my way to becoming…

January 24, 2006 | 0 Comments | Read the Full Article

Utility Room Zen & Kung Fu Nailing

The basement has pretty much served as a catchall for everything that has gone down in the last year… moving in, ripping the Adorable Red…

January 16, 2006 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

DIY Weekend Project: Make a Desk out of a Door.

When I decided to turn my basement room into an office, there was one key piece of furniture I was missing: A desk. And while…

October 1, 2005 | 21 Comments | Read the Full Article