Sometimes I say to myself "we're going to take it easy this weekend" and then we end up organizing the garage. And last weekend was one of those. My mom was coming up for Saturday and Sunday, so I just figured we'd putz around with a few small projects. I was, once again, wrong. I'm … Continue reading The Weekend Report: Landscaping & Garage Success!
We took the weekend (mostly) off, and boy did it feel good. Saturday night as we were winding down we were talking about how relaxing the day had been, and that's when we realized that we NEVER take a day off. There is a to-do list every evening after work, and any weekends we stay … Continue reading Weekend Report
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