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The Twelve Things of Christmas

*Clears throat* *Tunes imaginary instruments*     On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Twelve eggs from ho-ome   Eleven colored windows   Ten boughs of fresh pine (from out backyard)   Nine Christmas bo-ows   Eight Christmas cookies   Seven(ty two) feet...
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The Battle of Everboards

Moria. You fear to go into that crawlspace. The cold spread too greedily and too deep. You know what you awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dûm: cobwebs and dust… The air was cold and the wind harsh over the realm in the winter past, the Queen knew they could not...
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Of House And Dad

Sometimes you have to look around this house and look back while thinking, what in the world happened? How did we end up owning all this house? How did so much of this work get done in the last twenty months, with a wedding stuck in the middle...
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(Thought It Would Be) The Day That Never Comes

DUN! DUN DUN! dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun…dun…Okay that doesn’t come across like it sounds, just imagine that was the 20th Century Fox fanfare and then you’ll get what I mean. You’ve seen us scraping, you’ve heard our woes. We have toiled...
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Man in the Remodel Wilderness

By now, you and everyone else who’s read anything on this blog knows it’s been a lot of work to get this place together, especially with our wedding deadline coming up in July. But really, you’re seeing a fraction of what gets done every weekend, and I mean...
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Another Wall Bites the Dust

*Deep movie trailer voice* They decimated the walls upstairs…They destroyed every hint of the master bathroom…You thought they were done…Coming this summer, the sledgehammers are back to finish the job and this time, it’s personal. From New Plan Productions, you won’t wanna miss Demolition II, The Wedding Planner…...
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Welcome To The Jungle…er…Forest

Good morning everyone! Today’s the day! The sun is shining, the tank is clean- Wait no, that’s Finding Nemo. And I just dropped my allergy pill on the floor and it rolled into a spiderweb. Joy. It’s supposed to be seventy-seven degrees today. You know what that means?...
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A Wedding In Middlesex County

So, now that we’ve finally started to get settled in (yes, it has taken over three weeks) we’ve started planning something else. No, not a future antique business, not a thriving restaurant (which I can promise you is not happening. Been there done that got that t-shirt). No,...
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A Dustland Moving Tale

So, the day after our move and we survived the night between learning the strange sounds of the heater coming on and the plastic sheets over the doors blowing in the warm air. Apparently you can hear the cats eating very clearly in the master bedroom and the...
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