Category Archives: House stuff

Porch update

As of yesterday, we have passed all but the final walk-thru inspection! Yay! Now that the electrical is signed off, we can put the rest of the ceiling boards up and call this project done for the winter. We won’t … Continue reading

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Playing catch up

It’s been a busy week! We got the electrical permit for the porch, and the Mr finished pulling wire for the ceiling lights. He’s working on modifying a light switch in the living room, to accommodate the extra fixtures. I … Continue reading

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Looking up

Today was mostly spent running errands and working on the porch. I caulked a bunch of seams and nail holes, and the Mr did a bit more on the stairs. There are just a few small pieces of finished board … Continue reading

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A step up

We have stairs! The Mr finished them today, and they are beautiful. We aren’t sure yet what we will do about a railing, but it sure is nice having sturdy, permanent stairs to the porch.

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That’s a wrap

This weekend I worked on the porch. The porch is substantial and visually “heavy”, and the 4X4 posts looked spindly (though structurally they are plenty strong enough); we decided to wrap the posts with a finished layer of wood to make … Continue reading

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Go outside and play!

We’re pretty sure the birds building the nest in our filbert are Bushtits. Very small birds, they spent the weekend making the inside cozy with fluff from a ball of wool we hung on the porch, and giving us the … Continue reading

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Keeping it together

Yesterday I got to practice more “letting go”, and got very little crossed off my to-do list. Instead of mopping the floors, I went to a tea party fundraiser for a local arboretum with some friends, and it was such a … Continue reading

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Progress on the home front

Hey, hey – remember our front porch? The one we are building? Well, that project is back in action; we passed three inspections earlier this week, and have two more today. It’s been such a mild winter, I figured we … Continue reading

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Sunday spin-in and a new stove

The weather this weekend was perfect for staying indoors; it rained pretty much the whole weekend, but that was OK because our new stove was delivered on Saturday! This is our first new stove, and we are so excited! It took … Continue reading

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The answer

42 is also the number I will carry along with me for the next 364 days, because yesterday was my birthday. I am now twice as old as my second son, and half as old as Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Warren … Continue reading

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