Category Archives: House stuff

With the paint

I totally forgot that I had written about painting our living room! Well, I did – and I love it. We went with a sunny, buttery yellow, which is a great background for punchy colors like red and aqua. We … Continue reading

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Feeling retro

Backstory: Our house was built in 1941. Very much a product of its time, the house is small, with low ceilings and no frills. The original rooms are cozy (read: tiny), but the house has had two additions built, at … Continue reading

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Money pit

Houses, man. They are expensive – even if your mortgage payments are reasonable because you bought the house before the market lost its mind, the ongoing maintenance is not insignificant. It’s these things that *almost* make me wish we were … Continue reading

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Feeling productive

Some weekends we work work work around the house and never seem to get anything done. Well, this weekend I knocked several projects off the list.  I painted the side of our carport-turned-shop. It hasn’t been painted in over 40 … Continue reading

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Shut the front door

With nearly all of the house painting done, we are down to just the random bits – including the front door. It is original to the house, which makes it 75 years old – and it has at least five … Continue reading

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Moving right along

The house painting is coming along slowly but steadily. We have sprayed the first coat of the main color and today is a brush-and-roller day for the areas where spraying just isn’t going to work well (like inside the porch).  … Continue reading

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Testing

We have been stripping the house of its bling (gutters, lights, hose reel) in preparation for the repainting. The Mr test-sprayed a section to learn how to use the sprayer, which prompted him to go buy a respirator because these … Continue reading

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Moving along

Just three doses in the antibiotic, I feel like a new person. Three doses, one and a half days after going to the doctor. Was I that close to having this UTI beat with the supplements? Did I give in … Continue reading

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Fixing up the old things

I have two stealth knitting projects underway, and I can’t show you guys because I’m pretty sure the recipients¬†will see. So, in other news: we inherited¬†an old truck that the Mr. has been working on; replacing worn-out parts, fixing the … Continue reading

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And just like that, a week goes by

Is it crazy for anyone else? Or is it just me?? This time of year, I love it — but man there is so much going on. Quick update on stuff: Porch: DONE! Not only that, it’s cleaned up and … Continue reading

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