Tag Archives: Home improvement

Patience my friend

Years ago, we removed the closet doors to install hardwood floors in the bedrooms. My children liked them gone, so they stayed down. But I was certain I had saved the hardware. Well, years have gone by and I wanted … Continue reading

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When One Becomes Two

We went on vacation last week, and, apparently, the house is jealous of us spending money on ourselves. Which means: something had to break. In this case, we thought it was the pool pump that went bad. It happens. Around … Continue reading

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Pooling together

Last monday, there was a storm. And dust and leaves filled my pool. On Tuesday, I was outside at 4am vacuuming and backwashing and emptying the pump basket. On Wednesday, another storm blew in. Lots of rain (yay!) and leaves … Continue reading

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Well That Didn’t Go As Planned

I had plans for the weekend. Big plans. Alas, things didn’t happen as I planned. My big goal for the weekend was to find, strip, and repaint the closet doors to my daughter’s old bedroom. Well, I found the doors. … Continue reading

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What in the DIY

This weekend the hubbinator and I decided to replace the sink and toilet in my son’s bathroom. We wanted to redo the whole thing, but don’t have the 2 grand for the tile work required. But the sink and toilet … Continue reading

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7 Hours Until Empty, 8 Days to Move Back In

I have an office. It is a scary place. Things move in there that I did not put there. I blame the kids. They deny it. I blame the cat, they point to the dog. The dog licks himself and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Stores

As we limp painfully toward the finishline in our bathroom remodel, I share my experiences with Lowes and Home Depot’s on-line/store pick-up service. The mission, we chose to accept  needed to do in order to finish was to find a mirror … Continue reading

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