Better yet, that time we *accidentally* built a wall. How does one accidentally build a wall, you may be asking? Just like eating an elephant - one bite at a time. So here's the backstory. Years ago, when an old lady owned the house, something that can only be described as a "bump-out" was added … Continue reading Demo Day: That Time We Built A Wall
You read that right. We don't have internet at home right now. By choice. For a few reasons: An experiment and a challenge: We mostly use the internet to look up cat videos and other useless stuff. And B and I like a challenge, so we thought we'd see if we could go the summer … Continue reading Why We Don’t Have Internet At Home
We are MASTERS of installing ceiling fans. Masters. Two weekends ago, it was hotter than the gates of hell. Mid to high 90's and humid. Our poor little AC unit in the bedroom absolutely could not keep up. We were lucky the basement stayed as cool as it did. But anyway, back to the fans. … Continue reading Ceiling Fan Masters!
Remember how I said this process so far was stressful but fun? Of course, the stress of it all drove me to catching the office cold, yuck. Monday night was kaput, I was not able to move off the couch, and sweet B cooked lentil & sorrel soup and took care of me. We ventured … Continue reading Stressful but What?
Sometimes the house to do list is almost overwhelming. Ok it is overwhelming. Sometimes at the end of the weekend I look back and thing "wow we got so much done" and other times its more like "omg we didn't get nearly enough done" and usually those two thoughts are happening simultaneously, which is quite … Continue reading The Overwhelming-ness of Home Ownership
BTW, you may have noticed some goofy date stamps. I'm trying to work through a backlog of posts so I can get up to date... only 2 weeks behind now. 🙂 You're not in a tesseract - I'm just condensing time!
We are living in the house, people! Living in the house! This is real. I have to be honest, its pretty exciting. I mean, there's boxes and piles everywhere, and I can't find anything whether it be food or underwear, but still. Its exciting. Its the first time I've lived in a house since I … Continue reading We’re In!
How to (or not to) move a refrigerator, by me. Google "how to move a refrigerator in a pickup truck". Go ahead, I'll wait. Are you back? Quite a wide range of opinions. And yes, in a perfect world we would have rented a lift and an appliance dolly and yadda yadda and stood the … Continue reading How Not to Move a Refrigerator
One thing we're learning, and frankly should have learned by now after our hardwork-a-thon last summer at the cabin is that everything takes longer than you think, or than it should. And that frustrates me. I am always over ambitious with the weekend project planning. I don't mean to be. But when you sit in … Continue reading Against the Clock: Ceiling Edition
After a long and annoying process, we finally closed on our house last month. To be honest, it was a bit of a letdown. Everyone is like "OMG closing takes forever" yadda yadda. But we were in and out in 30 minutes. The title agent and the seller were old friends so the just chatted … Continue reading The House Buying Process: Closing