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

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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Look, a Mail Box is a Very Demanding Thing

You go to your hardware store, and you pick one. You find something that half-way matches your house and then you carry on. Screw the thing up, and get your mail out of it. To refresh you, this is what … Continue reading

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What’s Worse Than a Joe Job?

Generally speaking, when you are planing a remodel job repair job, you budget your materials, plus about 10% for waste, things you hadn’t expected. When you own an older home, you plan for about 20%. When you own the house … Continue reading

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There’s a Reason I Don’t Have a Blog Today

the deck is stained. the deck has stair rails. the front veranda has no indoor/outdoor carpet on it anymore (and which idiot invented that, anyway?) the front veranda has no railings (but oh, I love sledge hammers!) the front veranda … Continue reading

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Ding Dong

For a few months now, I have been noticing that we need to replace the batteries in our door bell chime. The ding starts out ok, but then it degenerates into this long and unearthly sounding wail, leaving you looking … Continue reading

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It feels like home to me

It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me It feels like I’m all the way back where I come from It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me It feels like I’m … Continue reading

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All Tapped Out

Have I told you about the sad tale of woe that is my bathroom taps? Ah, Dear Reader, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and let Mrs. Spit tell you all about it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder … Continue reading

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