Category Archives: Remodeling

End of an Era

I hope that I have brought about the end of an era. In our garden,which consists of our entire backyard, we have had a gopher problem for the last couple of years. The damn thing basically eats everything. The latest … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year

So the furnace has been installed and our entire house is warm. It is still hard to get used to, even after a week of living with the comfort of warm air in every room. The room I always expected … Continue reading

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Warmer Times Ahead

We’ve been living with “central” heating in our home for three years now. By central, I mean that the wall-mounted, gas-fueled, radiator “things” are located in the center of the house. The work great in that they warm the air—but … Continue reading

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Nearly There

Our kitchen is nearly at a point where it is usable again. The counter top has been installed and I just finished hooking up the sink and garbage disposal. Just need one more piece to complete the drain pipes, but … Continue reading

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Won’t be long now…

so said the monkey, with his long tail laid upon the tracks, and a train whistle blowing in the background. Our kitchen counter top is finally ready and will be installed on Tuesday. It’s been two weeks since they made … Continue reading

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Cool Down

So the hot weather is gone, just as quickly as it arrived. We survived an 11 day heat wave and now it’s barely 75 during the day, and below 60 at night. I ordered the Tamarack Ghost “whole house fan” … Continue reading

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Hot House

I’ve managed to go two weeks with almost no progress in the kitchen remodeling. I finally got the thin-set mortar mix and that works much better than mortar and spackle. It goes on much easier and has a finer texture, … Continue reading

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