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Sweet Dreams (Are Made of…Leaks?)

Ah, old houses. You relish in their charm, explore their personalities, and love them for their flaws. Well, some of their flaws. The inexpensive flaws. The past couple of weeks have been somewhat trying between several leaks found in the roof and a rather cat attributed smell coming...
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Best Laid Plans

We have drawn the plans of what we are doing to the upstairs. After we were done with the demo we had 3 eight foot wall left. Now we get to start building. Rachel’s bedroom has been framed out. Not all is going according to plan. We found...
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Rockin’ Around The Rubble Piles

What’s this? Is this, me, at the house? You mean I got a weekend day off? It was! I got to do work things at my favorite place last Sunday thanks to convenient scheduling at my job (a rare thing this close to Christmas). So, since I was...
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Walking In A Drywall Wonderland

Well there hasn’t been much going on aside from demo, more demo, and more demo. Well, there’s been rain too I suppose but that’s been rather uninteresting in terms of blogging. Also, I’ve been working all weekend every weekend and haven’t been able to be around to kick...
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Have Yourself A Merry Little Frostbite

So as of 11/30, we still have no heat in the house due to the chimney needing to be cleaned. So mom’s been freezing to death every weekend while Dad…well I’d imagine it’s just a minor inconvenience to the man who’s history includes wearing shorts during a snowstorm....
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Hi Ho, Hi Ho, A Tearing Out We Go.

No, don’t freak out, we’re not touching the downstairs or the landing right now, and down there it’ll only be the second kitchen and newer additions that’ll be going. Onwards to our progress! There is, to a degree, difficulty in describing events that took place when one wasn’t...
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List Making and Trim Measuring

Well, it’s been two and a half weeks since we signed the papers on the house. Store, I suppose is a better term to use. Most of the time we’ve spent there has been involved in planning what actually needs to be done and there’s definitely a lot....
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