Monthly Archives: August 2009

Oh the Floor…

I have waffled back & forth about what to do with our basement garden apt. floor more times than I care to admit. {mmmmm….. waffles…} The decided solution was to just slap a coat of paint down and call it … Continue reading

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Leveler & Subfloor

So many things to post about! I’ve got about 5 different drafts going right now but none of them are quite ready for primetime. BLAST! In the meantime…. Recommend your favorite below grade self-leveling floor leveler (to even out a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

I know it’s not today but… (images by Kamila Harris, card from John P.)

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Left To Do

This is going to be a long and probably boring post. Consider yourself warned. We are currently T-minus 55 days until our current lease expires & 42 days away from our move-out date. That would be 5 weekends left until … Continue reading

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Fixing a Hole in Plaster

Behind the front door, just about where the door knob smacks into the wall, we had some pretty bad plaster. Luckily it seemed to only be confined to a smallish area. Before we crossed the hallways off our list, I … Continue reading

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A Peak at the Real Me

Taking a break from the usual dust & dirt filled monotony. While browsing through my google reader, I stumbled upon a perfectly frivolous yet superbly awesome product that I would one day like to purchase for our beautifully renovated bathroom. … Continue reading

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Progress Upstairs

Moving past this weekend’s disappointing setbacks, yesterday we focused on our successes downstairs. Lets move up to floors 1-3 today. Saturday was another Family Team effort. Best parents ever. And cousin (Mike). Mom A. cleaned our 2nd floor bathroom. It … Continue reading

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Successes

This past weekend we hit some pretty disappointing snags but the weekend wasn’t a complete wash. We managed to get several productive things done. Here’s what happened downstairs – While tile in the garden apartment took 4 steps backward, the … Continue reading

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Setbacks & Realizations

Another weekend spent working on the house closer to being done closer to moving less than we had before This weekend brought a mixed bag of outcomes. We made progress in certain areas but faced disappointing setbacks in others. Two … Continue reading

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Sanding Drywall

(Blogging from my phone, so all the pictures are attached at the bottom instead of nicely dispersed throughout the post. My apologies.) Yesterday we installed the drywall in the master bedroom. Yay! It’s only slightly wavy but that spot will … Continue reading

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