Category Archives: House Proud

Aint that some sh*t?

I took the day off and trimmed bushes, cut the grass in the front yard and washed my car for the first time in more than six months. It was still vaguely white, but not really. The better-half and I … Continue reading

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What problem are you trying to solve?

Our house is 87 years old. The front sidewalk looks that old, but we have no idea if it is original. From the city sidewalk, you take some steps and then walk up to our house. Since we’ve lived here … Continue reading

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Holly Jolly

We went to our neighborhood Christmas parade yesterday and then traipsed around until we found a Christmas tree. Apparently, we are reaping the rewards of the economic downturn of 2008. Back then farmers couldn’t afford to plant new trees and … Continue reading

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Another update

We updated our guest upstairs bathroom recently and it is so much better. And it isn’t just about looks but also about functionality. The sink actually drains. The previous paint job was awful and the crappy vanity made this room … Continue reading

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Updates

Took a day off a week or so ago to paint our downstairs bathroom. Most of our space is beige and it was sucking at my soul. We’ve lived here for four years and aside from paying someone to paint … Continue reading

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Some fine updates

This week the magic happened. Let me start by saying our guest bedroom closet has been a nightmare of boxes, suitcases and boxes. There were some boxes in there too. The closet had no shelving, rods, or anything in it … Continue reading

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It’s Always Something

Even though this house was gutted and rebuilt, there’s always something that’s not quite right, isn’t there? An utter moron installed the lights in our downstairs bathroom: See those arrows? They are pointing you in the right direction to see … Continue reading

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Leaves

We don’t have many trees in our yard, but the neighborhood is full of them. Huge oaks and maples, mostly. The leaves tend to blow to our side of the street. I’m not sure how that happens, but a significant … Continue reading

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The Countdown Begins

We move out on September 21st. That date is so close now. Our house is trashed. We had an auction company come on Saturday to pick things up. At this point, I hope we make as much as they charged … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

The new house is smaller than the one we are living in now and so this weekend we’ve started eyeballing all of our stuff. We have way too much stuff. There is so much that won’t be coming with us … Continue reading

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