Category Archives: Home Reno’s Aren’t for Weaklings

Political Science and Plumbing

Some years ago, probably about 13 if you would like a more precise level of time measurement, I was asked to join the honours program of the Faculty of Political Science. I gave the matter some thought, and expressed concern … Continue reading

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because . . .

I am gutting my bathroom. No, let me be clear. *I* am gutting my bathroom. I have allowed Mr. Spit to stand next to me and show me how to take the light fixture down. He got to cut the … Continue reading

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Dear Universe

Dear Universe: When I was laying in bed the other night praying for motivation to go running, I hadn’t meant for the shower to break. So that I would have to shower at the gym. Honest. I was hoping for … Continue reading

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You Load 16 Tons

As promised, the story and the picture of the front of the house, with almost everything done (we still need the new fence. And grass. Grass would be great). Alright, for this to work at all, you will need to … Continue reading

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This is not a blog post with Pictures of the Front of the House

If you would like one of those, please come back tomorrow, when there will be light, so that I can take said photo’s. This is a blog post to say that it is done. (and also to say that Mr. … Continue reading

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The Power of the Keyboard

I wrote a blog entry a few days ago, about rotten customer service experiences, and a few days after I published it, a lovely representative from Home Depot Customer Service emailed me, asking for more information about the store I … Continue reading

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This Post Will Not Have Home Renovation Pictures

The deck is painted and the furniture is back, and Mr. Spit helpfully pressure washed the front porch. The concrete is removed, and we have a rubble strewn path to dig up, lay down gravel and sand, and then pavers, … Continue reading

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In Which I Mention Liquidity Hardly at All.

I am tearing myself away from my draft policy on liquidity, to write this blog. The draft policy is a test assignment from the job interview I had last week, and is due tomorrow, and possibly I should have started … Continue reading

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A Step into the Future

Red Green says if they don`t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.Actually, he`s both. All done (Except for the staining.) We would stain now, but it`s going to rain, all week. On the bright side, we … Continue reading

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You Know What Would Be Handy?

Ok, so the first thing to note, we solved the mail box impasse opportunity. We both like these, they are wood, which means we can stain them a slightly darker blue than the deck, and I went to Michael’s to … Continue reading

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