Tag Archives: Home improvement

Long Overdue

Before work even began on our son’s bedroom, we had to remove an old wall AC unit. It had been there since the house was built and had become obsolete when we upgraded all the units in the house. We … Continue reading

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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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